World Longest Bus Ever Designed

Recently Engineers have designed a bus named as the grand Autotram Extra Grand, which is the longest bus in the world.

One common problem with the modern world is population explosion and engineers worldwide are trying to find the most efficient means of mass transportation that will take hundreds of thousands of extra vehicles off the roads. We all know that German engineering is famous for its brilliance all over the world. Autotram Extra Grand is one spectacular display of this brilliance. This 30 meters long bus is built in an effort to reduce private vehicles on the roads.

Engine Used in the Bus

Bus runs on a fuel efficient hybrid engine. The fully charged engine battery can take the bus as far as eight kilometers and if you are thinking what kind of skill may be needed to drive this machine, and there is absolutely no driver license necessary as the bus has an in-built steering system. Well! State-of-the-art steering system allows the bus to maneuver just like a 12 meter long bus and can also steer the huge thing backward or forward with ease.bus2

Steering system is ultimately a marvel of transportation and system engineering. The manufacturing team noted that a complex algorithm runs the steering system. This project has cost Germans 10 million dollars.

First Road Trip of the Giant Busbus1

We still have to see how this 30 meter long Grand Bus affects city traffic and engineers are positive that it will not halt or hinder traffic routine on the roads and will likely reduce private vehicles on the road. Engine is environment friendly and prevents release of harmful gases. This engine runs on electric power so what we are expecting is something similar to a mini subway roaming the streets. The bus was debuted in Dresden Germany where it successfully transported 258 passengers around the city. This bendy bus does a great job at combining a train’s length and a bus’s maneuverability. Main innovation lies in its 101 ft length. Recently, Beijing and Shanghai city administrations have already ordered the bus.bus3

Well! World is awaiting the arrival of this gigantic vehicle and German teams are running pilot tests and giving final touches to their project.

Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/worlds-longest-bus-can-carry-256-passengers-974099

656   19/10/2013

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