China building Gigantic buses as it forges ahead.

Discussion in 'Economics' started by MohdSalleh, Aug 4, 2010.

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    <p>&nbsp;Seriously, this is the future that China's envisioning: huge friggin' buses engulfing smaller cars on the road. The idea is to make use of the space between regular-size cars and bridges, thus saving construction costs as well as minimizing congestion impact by allowing cars to drive underneath these jumbo buses. Fancy hitching a ride? You better start planning your move to Beijing's Mentougou district, which is where Huashi will commence building its first 186km of track at year's end.
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  2. Wonder what the unemployment rate in China is?
  3. olias


    I like it
  4. I am not impressed. My impression is that China is a corrupt country , and would remain so for centuries. Progress first happens in people's heads-- free thinking, free expression, free enterprise, free writing, conceptual innovation, intellectual worldwide leadership, etc. That is what any great civilization did (including ancient chinese). Making money manufacturing things using cheap labor is not advancement. All it says is that there is not cheaper labor elsewhere, or worse labor conditions elsewhere than in China.
  5. Its interesting that's for sure.
  6. For the first time I am impressed with China.
  7. dewton


    I'm sure many American kids came up with that idea while playing with their toy cars.

    Whether it realistic, feasible, and worth it to implement is another story.
  8. zdreg


  9. The Unites States is corrupt. The governement is bought and paid for by corporations and other special interest groups.
  10. Well we will know by the end of the year.
    Designers at Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co., Ltd that these behemoth buses solve a number of issues in one fell swoop, and would result in fewer traffic jams, less emissions, and faster travel.

    This isn’t just a fanciful, imaginary vision of our future. No, these things are actually being put into pilot use shortly. They should make their debut in Beijing’s Mentougou district, where work is to commence on the first 186km of track at year’s end.

    Each of the jumbo buses will measure 4 to 4.5 meters high, with passengers aboard the upper level and other vehicles lower than 2 meters going under. Powered by electricity and solar energy, the bus can carry 1,200 to 1,400 passengers at a time.
    #10     Aug 4, 2010