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Can We Just Call This a Bus?

New “trackless trains” out of China suggest buses by any other name could smell sweeter.  
This doesn't look like a bus. But it kind of is.
This doesn't look like a bus. But it kind of is. Miami-Dade County

It’s the shape of a swoopy modern streetcar, but it’s got rubber-shod wheels of a bus. Also, there’s no driver—it’s automated like a tram. The “trackless train” is sort of a jackalope of public transportation.

Or maybe it’s more like a donkey than a truly mythical creature; unlike a certain infamous straddling bus, this hybrid transportation innovation is for real.