Monday, August 16, 2010

Is this the solution to our traffic jams?

Just come across this interesting innovation in public transport in cnet today, originally written by Victor Cheung. So after trains, LRTs, MRTs, and buses, now we are going to see a new type of "overhead bus" in China. According to its inventor, Song You Zhou (宋有洲), this bus is able to travel up to 80km/h, with carrying capacity of 1400 passengers. The new "bus" is green since it doesn't produce pollutant gases, and in fact it can generate its own power from solar. The cost of building one is only 10% of underground metro rail. According to reports, we will see the first overhead buses in Mentougou District, Beijing, in three years' time.

See video below for illustrations (in english) :

Interesting isn't it? Do u think it can work in our country? Everyone knows how sucky our public transport is..  :P


My back is still aching. My legs are paralysed. Thanks to 1U, midvalley and gardens for providing plenty of walking spaces and for idling away my weekend. Didn't burn a big hole in my pocket, luckily. Time for my OSIM :P

Have a great start to the week, everyone~


Gratitude said...

Oooo I'm sure our gomen officials will jump on this idea. Another reason to inflate the price and fill the pockets mah!

blue said...

@anton: looking at the bright side, IF it works then its probably worth the effort :D

Chris said...

Haha.... a very unique idea, but i dun think its works..

blue said...

@chris: in malaysia u mean...with our notorious mat rempits. Haiz..

Ultraman Jino said...

it's a waste if government runs the project.

[Jino] - A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot

SynchingZincInc said...

Innovative ^^
In the current world, no one will shove away any form of monetary benefits (bribes or preferential contracts). Therefore I would rather want a minister who not only tahu makan duit, but tahu buat kerja and tahu spend to get positive results from the people. Those who tahu makan but don't know how to spend is worst than tak tahu buat


blue said...

@helix: too bad the latter is few times more than the former in this Bolehland. We get a simple office chair with quotation Rm500 and yet broke into pieces few months down the road...