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It's Real! China Tests New Bus That Can Actually Drive Over Cars

03/08/2016 10:52 PM IST | Updated 03/08/2016 10:54 PM IST
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A model of a innovative street-straddling bus called Transit Elevated Bus is seen after a test run in Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, China, August 3, 2016. The test bus currently consists of one segment, and is capable of carrying 300 people, according to local media. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.

Engineers in China finally took their innovative elevated bus for a test spin in Hebei province this week.

As the photos below show, the bus is designed to straddle roadways, allowing smaller vehicles to pass underneath. 

The electric-powered “Transit Elevated Bus,” or TEB, can hold up to 300 passengers, the BBC reports. It is 72 feet long and 25 feet wide.

While this was merely a test run, the concept has already sparked interest in Brazil, France, India and Indonesia, China’s Xinhua News reported. 

The bus is expected to reach speeds of 40 miles per hour, according to TechCrunch.

Check out more photos of the bus:

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