Engineers unveiled plans for a bus which can carry 1,200 passengers over the top of cars at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo.

The ‘Transit Elevated Bus’ runs on a set of rails and allows traffic to pass underneath.

According to Chinese newspaper The People’s Daily, engineers hope the design will increase the availability of road space and cause fewer traffic jams than regular buses.

The first tests of the TEB are reportedly scheduled to take place in the second half of this year.