Dr. Wubbo J Ockels and his Super Buss at the 2011 International Transport Forum on Driving the Nation

Prof. Dr. Wubbo J Ockels is a Dutch physicist and astronaut. I met up with Ockels at OECD’s International Transport Forum. There he talked to me about his prototype Super Buss.

The Super Buss is a high speed electric transportation system. It is as long and wide as a bus, but not as high. It looks more like a limousine on steroids. The Superbus is the work of the Delft University of Technology.

The Superbus is fifteen meters long. It is designed to carry 23 passengers at up to 250 km per hour. The buss is made of lightweight materials provided by Aerospace engineering firm TenCate. The entire structure of the buss is made from carbon fiber.

Think of something like this in the Middle East. It has already been shown there.

Have a look.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.