Innovative ‘3D Fast Bus’ may alleviate traffic woes

August 5th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Aug 5 (ANI): The 13th Beijing International High-tech Expo in May this year came up with the concept of a ‘3D Fast Bus’ that will transport passengers above the traffic.

But despite the given name the bus has a top speed of just 60km/h, though it does solve the problems traffic jams and pollution levels, reported.

The “straddling bus” proposed by Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment is designed to be powered by a combination of solar power and electricity.

Its creators say that since it is up to 4.5m high, it allows traffic to flow under it, can reduce traffic jams by up to 30 percent, and will cost about 10 percent of the equivalent of building a similar 40km subway system.

Shenzhen Hashi says it would run on a track straddling both sides of existing roads and could be built within a year - a third of the time it would take to build a subway.

However, another option, says Shenzhen Hashi is to do away with the track and simply create an autopilot system, which follows two white lines painted on either side of the road.

Shenzhen Hashi says it’s already got its first order and the 3D Fast Bus has already passed “the first stage demonstration”.

Beijing’s Mentougou District has already planned out 186km for it and construction will begin by the end of the year. (ANI)

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