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Yes, you read that right. I assert we will need to miniaturize our products’ burden on buildings while having bigger experiences and faster delivery times which requires stronger materials. 

Remember Ironman’s super-cool digital screens inside his ocean-side lair? Well today, thyssenkrupp announced that our service technicians will use HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide.

There is no getting around it. If your building is two stories or hundreds of feet, you are going to need an elevator. You have to meet the American Disabilities Act codes but what you don’t need is a complicated elevator system to travel just a few feet.

The term “smart city” can be open to interpretation. Here are a few prerequisites established a few years ago.  A smart city uses technologies to be more intelligent and efficient when using resources.

thyssenkrupp is currently putting the finishing touches on the installation of 30 elevators and 2 escalators that will serve 52 floors at River Point, a new office tower located on a prime piece of property overlooking the Chicago River.


ThyssenKrupp has been recognized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the leading names in technology research and education, as one of the 50 Smartest Companies in 2015.ThyssenKrupp was recognized for its reinvention of the elevator industry and was the only industrial manufacturing company named.

According to MIT Technology Review, to make the list, a company must have truly innovative technology and a business model that is both practical and ambitious. The editors of MIT Technology Review praised ThyssenKrupp’s MULTI, a next-generation cable-free elevator with multiple cabs in one shaft that can travel horizontally as well as vertically, a design that is adaptable to buildings of all heights, shapes and purposes.

We are extremely proud to be honored as an innovator by MIT. Innovation is the engine driving ThyssenKrupp’s next chapter of growth. In addition to the MULTI, some recent innovations from ThyssenKrupp companies include:

InCar®plus solutions, which can be integrated quickly into automotive production, gives our customers an important edge in terms of time and cost.‖ In the spring, ThyssenKrupp showcased its InCar®plus project to more than 13,000 automotive leaders in North America. InCar®plus presents more than 40 innovations focused on increasing the efficiency of cars in the future. More than 100 ThyssenKrupp engineers developed solutions to help automotive manufacturers achieve weight savings of up to 60 percent and reduce costs up to 10 percent.

ACCEL, is a unique accelerating moving walk that applies the same linear motion technology as the MULTI elevator system and is set to transform mobility in cities and large infrastructures like airports, metro stations or shopping malls. ACCEL is placed on skywalks or within buildings and its fast-moving technology makes it capable of attracting up to 30 percent additional passengers to train stations and cutting transit times in airports by up to two-thirds.

ThyssenKrupp also installed the fastest elevators in the Americas at the One World Trade Center in New York. ThyssenKrupp designed all 71 energy-efficient elevators and 12 escalators ThyssenKrupp Ranked in 50 Smartest Companies by MIT– 2 throughout the building. Five of the elevators represent a record-breaking engineering feat, able to travel at nearly 23 mph and up more than 100 floors in 60.

The motivation of ThyssenKrupp to develop new transportation solutions is obvious. The world’s population is continuously increasing and more and more people are moving to cities. Energy efficient technologies engineered by ThyssenKrupp teams across business areas provide a range of meaningful benefits to make cities of the future more livable. 

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