The above picture illustrates a concept drawing of a revolutionary bus system being proposed in China: the 3D Fast Bus. The giant hybrid bus/train straddles the street allowing cars to drive right underneath it – meaning it is not slowed down by traffic, and doesn’t contribute further to it.
The bus is designed to run over cars and under overpasses (such as bridges, signs, and crossing roads), saving road space and transporting up to 1,200 passengers at a speed of 40mph.
The company behind the concept, Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co., claims that it can reduce up to 20-30% of traffic jams on main routes, saving up to 860 ton of fuel per year and reducing carbon emissions by 2,640 tons.
You can watch the video below illustrating the concept. Thanks to TreeHugger for reporting such a great green idea!