Bus queues may be a thing of the past in China.
The radical Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - which allows cars to pass underneath it - has taken its first test drive.
The TEB in action (Rex)
The space-age 22-metre-long, eight metre-wide and five-metre high vehicle runs on fixed rails along a track on the road.
The first road tests took place this week (TEB)
But instead of blocking traffic the huge vehicle allows traffic to pass underneath it, hopefully helping avoid any congestion.
It can carry up to 300 passengers at a time,
Cars can pass underneath the bus instead of waiting behind (Rex)
The first trial took place in Hebei, a northern province of China, but is not only there that people are looking into the vehicle.
Governments in France, Brazil and India are among those thinking of using the TEB to help with the flow of traffic on their own roads.
Onlookers see the TEB for the first time (Rex)
‘The TEB has the same functions as the subway while its cost of construction is less than one fifth that of the subway,’ said Bai Zhiming, the senior engineer in charge told CCTV News
‘Its construction can be finished in one year.’
Several countries are interested in using TEB (Rex)
If all the tests are successful, the TEB could begin operating by the end of the year