The World's Longest Bus Can Hold 256 People


You'd think that this whopper, at 98 feet long, would be hard to maneuver. But the drivers of this new bus in Dresden, Germany won't need any extra training:

Said to be as easily maneuverable as a commonly sized bus, the Autotram Extra Grand 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. In addition to the sophisticated guidance system, the bus incorporates green technology in the form of a hybrid gas and electric engine that can travel five miles operating purely on battery power.

Link -via Marginal Revolution 

Photo: Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrustructure Systems

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SO, the third section of the bus will follow exactly the second section...the drivers here in Seattle can't seem to get that second section completely out of the way when at a bus stop, blocking traffic and causing delays. They just don't understand, get it to the curb, please.
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