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Amphibious Bus Runs Into Water, Trouble, But Is Back Now

Glasgow’s Dutch-built “amfibus” resumed testing today after being grounded for an unnecessarily deployed airbag. From the video on BBC‘s website, it looks just like a big yellow schoolbus, but runs in liquid and allows writers to make water puns.

I imagine that these amphibious buses will be useful in places that get hammered by rain, and be vital for cities that need flood evacuation. Each one costs £700,000 ($1.25 million), and will be used to replace ferries. So instead of taking a bus, a ferry, and then a bus again, you can just take one vehicle and pretend you’re in MI6. [BBC


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