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One of the UK’s largest bus and rail operators has launched the country’s first air filtering bus in an effort to tackle air pollution.
The Go-Ahead Group unveiled the Bluestar bus in Southampton on Thursday claiming that the new filtration system attached to the top of the vehicle will clean the air as it moves around the city.
Go Ahead chief executive, David Brown said: “We are going a step further in the potential for our buses to actively clean the environment. It’s a huge development in our environmental leadership and we are also proud to be pioneering the prototype in the UK.”
The diesel bus is fitted with a specially designed filter that its inventors say will remove ultra-fine particles from the air and trap them as the bus moves through the streets. The filter then allows the bus to blow out more pure air so that the air behind it is cleaner than that in front of it.
Brown said Southampton had been chosen for the prototype as the World Health Organization revealed that the city is at its limit of unsafe air pollution. It is also one of five cities tasked with drawing up air pollution plans by the government. Brown said that if the trial is successful it could be rolled out to Go Ahead’s entire fleet of more than 5,000 buses.
Got the results of my lab work, and everything looks fine. *smile
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An Indian bus driver has been suspended - for letting a monkey "drive" his bus.
This is despite not one of the 30-or-so passengers on board the vehicle in southern Karnataka state complaining about their furry chauffeur.
However, when a video of the relaxed - and apparently competent - langur monkey taking the wheel went viral, the human driver's employers took action.
The safety of passengers cannot be put at risk by "allowing a monkey on the steering" wheel, a spokesman said.
Somewhat unsurprisingly, this has not been an entirely popular decision with internet users delighted by the short clip.
"So sweet. Why suspend. He should have been warned not to repeat this," Parag Heda tweeted.
The incident took place on Monday, according to the government's road transport corporation - which only learned of the unusual driver's actions after the video went viral.
According to witnesses, the monkey boarded the vehicle with another passenger but refused to sit anywhere but up front as the bus travelled around Davanagere.
The driver, named as M Prakash, seemed to be unconcerned by this turn of events, allowing his new friend to sit on the steering wheel as they continued their journey.
In fairness to Mr Prakash, he does appear to have one hand on the wheel at all times. And in fairness to the monkey, he does seem to be paying attention to the road ahead - although whether he had mastered the mirrors is unclear.
According to reports, the monkey eventually reached his destination and left the driver to carry on with his day.