London’s Double-Decker Reinvented For The 21st Century 

Those iconic double-decker Routemaster busses are disappearing from London streets, now running on only a few “heritage routes” in the city. Industrial Designer Hugh Frost wants to bring back a similar bus with this radical idea he calls Freight*BUS, streamlining the top-heavy conveyances while vaguely suggesting their original shape.

The electric bus has a motor in each wheel like many electric car designs do, and each wheel can turn sideways for crab-like parking. Adding to the versatility are its ceiling-suspended seats, which can be moved out of the way for cargo hauling (hence the name Freight*BUS), or to cram more people into the bus, Japanese-style. Nice, but somehow this design loses the charm of the traditional London bus.

 

Via Dvice

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