The world’s longest bust will soon debut on the streets of the city of Dresden, Germany. The bus which said to sit 256 passengers has been described as a train on wheels.
Designed by Fraunhofer IVI and the Technical University, Dresden, the three-section Autotram Extra Grand bus is 98 feet long. And, interestingly, it does not require any special training for its driver!
The Autotram Extra Grand Bus is said to be as easily maneuverable as a commonly sized bus, and it makes use of a computer system to aid its driver with turning. The system’s primary purpose is to ensure that the rear section of the bus precisely follows the front and middle sections at all times. Also, in addition to this sophisticated guidance system, the bus incorporates green technology by way of a hybrid gas and electric engine that can travel five miles operating purely on battery power.
This technological monster will hit the streets of Dresden in October after completing safety testing outside of the city. Meanwhile, its makers say that they’ve already received inquiries from other cities around the world about getting their own versions of the bus, since it costs much less to put into operation and maintain than commuter rail systems, yet still carries a massive amount of passengers.
Do not bother to ask if any Nigerian city is one of those cities – as we all already know the answer to that question, and we know why.