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Old 05-08-2010, 10:14:13   #1
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The chinese Mr_B - Tunnel Buses



What do we think?

I think it's an awesome concept. Probably only to replace existing light rail, and would only work in some cities. But love the creative thinking.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:17:22   #2
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:58:30   #3
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It's almost like having a second road above the first, just for mass transit!

Saw this on the news here, it is pretty cool.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:09:23   #4
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I'm glad that video had chinese subtitles or I wouldn't have understood it.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:28:42   #5
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Yeah, it's really just an elevated train. With the exception that it follows existing roads. Which is admittedly a cool thought process.
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Old 05-08-2010, 13:40:07   #6
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Old 05-08-2010, 13:51:15   #7
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Still nerdy after all this time.
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Old 05-08-2010, 13:57:13   #8
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What would be nerdy is if it was shaped like a star destroyer...
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Old 05-08-2010, 14:07:35   #9
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Only issue I can think of is that they'd be extraordinarily top heavy. So you'd need very gentle, banked turns or they'd just totally flip out. Or the stresses on the supports would be immense.

Great lateral thinking though.
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Old 05-08-2010, 14:11:57   #10
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I was also thinking that you could instantly vapourise any broken down trucks in the way with giant lasers.
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Old 05-08-2010, 14:15:48   #12
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Also the idiots that would inevitably try and turn down a side street while under the bus.

Oh, and the fact that if they broke down, the entire bus network could be kaput!
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Old 05-08-2010, 15:24:47   #13
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or they'd just totally flip out.
...and kill people!
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Old 05-08-2010, 16:07:00   #14
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the lateral supports could be telescopic stilts, so it coud raise and lower its height at need
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Old 05-08-2010, 16:20:18   #15
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Go go gadget legs!
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:35:37   #17
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we're witnessing the RL beginning of....

THE ROADS MUST ROLL

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Frankly, it looks like a white square to me. I'm just saying.
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