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Video: New Dutch Superbus Carries Two Dozen Passengers At 155 MPH


High speed trains are so passé — for comfortable superfast travel, hop on the Superbus.

With a top speed of 155 MPH, the new Superbus, which sort of looks like an elongated Batmobile, could be an efficient way to reduce congestion at a lower cost than building new trains or other public transit systems.

The project is led by Wubbo Ockels, the Netherlands' first astronaut and a professor of aerospace sustainable engineering and technology at TU-Delft.

Made of carbon fiber with an electric motor, the Superbus is the same width and length as a normal bus, but sits much lower to the ground. It seats 23 passengers in a luxury setting, with multimedia controls in each comfortable seat. The harness-style seatbelt makes you feel like you’re in a racecar (racebus?) and 16 gull-wing doors give it a DeLorean-like feel.


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