The Chinese Straddling Bus Project Is Dead

  07/14/2017


When it first was unveiled, the straddling bus in China was thought to have solved their mass transportation issues. The original concept was a bus that carried 300 people over traffic while drivers could still use the road as usual. But unfortunately the idea wasn’t as great as it sounded on paper. They’ve begun dismantling the 1,000 feet of test track and the project is dead, according to Motor1.

The main reason for the failure was logistics. There was only 6 feet, 11 inches of clearance under the bus and Chinese laws require at least 13 feet, 9 inches. And although this particular project didn’t take off, maybe the concept would somewhere else. Would it be worth another shot? Let us know in the comments.

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