Video tip: The Straddling Bus runs high above the cars that drive underneath it as if through a tunnel. The idea that could sit as many as 1,400 passengers comes from Beijing-based Transit Explore Bus that markets the concept as a cheaper alternative to subway systems.
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Reading tip: France is on strike as unions are blocking refineries and fuel depots. The on-going industrial action has resulted in pit stops running out of fuel and the public is asked to turn to alternatives like bicycles or the EV sharing AutoLib, if they can. Don’t panic – if it’s electric.