Bus of the future

Check out this potential bus of the future called Superbus which can go up to 155 mph on a special track.

“The 50-foot-long, 23-seat Superbus runs on rechargeable batteries and regenerative braking and produces no CO2. Its chassis is built from carbon fiber and the body from fiberglass, both materials lightweight and energy-efficient. Cruising on a new kind of highway, the “Supertrack,” the vehicle’s radar system detects obstacles in the road up to 1,000 feet ahead and steers around them. (Homo sapiens handles the driving on smaller roads.)”

Sound strange? What’s even stranger is there is no schedule. You send a text to a central routing system and soon the bus is at your door.

It makes most sense for long distance commutes. European scientists hope to have the system up and running in the Netherlands by 2015.

Jan

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