Ian: I don’t like the elevator type entry, but everything else seems feasible, and would not seem to require more than a streetcar track adjacent to the curb. This would also be a good incentive to finally bury power wires – seriously, why are above ground wires still a thing?
Seems to have impressive capacity (approaching a Seabus) … and speaking as a tall person, who is often almost clipped by high level bus mirrors, it certainly doesn’t seem any more dangerous than those.
It’s known as the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) and it could very well be the future of public transport. It’s only a concept for the moment but a working mini model was recently presented at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo.
The bus will be able to carry up to 1200 passengers and will take them to work and back by literally driving over the traffic. It’s a brilliant idea that could potentially alleviate congestion and reduce pollution in the world’s most populous country. If approved it could also be ready in as little as one year’s time.