May 26, 2016 10:36 am
Updated: May 26, 2016 12:01 pm

WATCH: Proposed bus in China allows cars to drive underneath it

A screenshot of the model of the proposed straddling bus in China.

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Drivers who get frustrated being stuck behind stop-and-go buses on busy streets, causing a back-up of traffic, might appreciate this newly proposed bus unveiled in China.

The Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) that straddles the street, was unveiled at the 19th International High-Tech Expo in Beijing last weekend.

WATCH: Proposed bus allows traffic to drive beneath it

The bus could carry more than a thousand passengers and take up no space on the road, allowing traffic to flow smoothly beneath it. In a country with about 20 million new drivers hitting the road each year, and one that is battling intensive air pollution, the proposal is one that appears to be quite inviting.

The bus could ease traffic congestion, as well as become more inviting for commuters.

However, it’s unclear as to how feasible it will be as the model only used cars and didn’t include trucks and other large vehicles. As well, no safety barriers were in place in the model, which could raise safety concerns.

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