Now engineers in China, the world's most populated country, have come up with a way to overcome the problem of getting around in traffic.
A model of a Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) debuted at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo, which concluded on Sunday. The TEB is a purely homegrown invention of China, with its passenger compartment sitting above other vehicles on the road below, allowing cars to pass underneath. The TEB is designed to increase the utilization of road space.
'With a carrying capacity of 1,200 people at a time, the TEB has the same functions as the subway while its cost of construction is less than one fifth of the subway. Its construction can be finished in one year,' said Bai Zhiming, the engineer in charge of the TEB project.
Trial operations of such a bus will start in Qinhuangdao City, north China's Hebei Province, in the second half of 2016.