Open air bus concept ditches the seats for bicycles you can ride

The "Bike Guide Concept" creates a tour bus that's a far more active experience. Rather than simply park in front of something interesting, this conceptual bus releases all of the riders on their own bikes, leaving them to explore at will.

The Bike Guide bus is solar powered — not driven by the attached vehicles Flintstones-style — and features a handy screen that'll give you information about the touristy world around you, a lot like the pop-down screen you'd find on an airplane. All the bikes have their own screens, too, which will help you find interesting things to see, and warn you when it's time to head back to the bus.

It looks like the bus has to come to a stop before the bikes are allowed to detach. When I originally saw this thing, I pictured them coming and going from the carrier as they please, but maybe that's a good thing — now I can't help but picture a bike detachment going wrong, and the rider and cycle getting trampled underneath like in Ben-Hur.

On that happy note, the Bike Guide Concept is a design by Kukil Han, Daehyun Kim, Bojoong Kim and Jihwan Yun, and you can check it out in action in the gallery and video below.

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