Remember that odd-looking straddling busthat we covered a few months ago? The lane-straddling monstrosity might soon be headed to the U.S. Developed by Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co., the bus can straddle up to two lanes of traffic — allowing regular vehicles to go under what is essentially an above-ground subway system. Vehicle drivers, beware.
Shenzhen’s bus can reportedly hold 1200 to 1400 passengers and could cut traffic jams by 20% to 30%. The partially solar-powered system can travel up to 50 mph — and it’s coming to China in 2011.
Next up: bringing the system to the U.S. Song Youzhou of Shenzhen Hashi announced this week that he formed a company (U.S. Elevated High-Speed Bus) to develop the bus system in America. U.S. residents might have to wait awhile — Youzhou is still looking for manufacturers.
+ HS Future