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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.

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This week, thyssenkrupp announced 30 million passengers that use the Metro in Barcelona will move more efficiently thanks to installation of 128 escalators and 52 elevators in 15 new stations. All of them use an intelligent, machine-learning control system that can interact with real-time information on traffic conditions in the stations. This control system learns in accordance with rush hours, arrival of the trains and the number of passengers and optimizes the movement of elevators.

Using technology to efficiently handle daily commutes and modes of transportation is just plain smart. At thyssenkrupp we are adapting our technology with intelligent systems like the one in Barcelona. We are incorporating the same linear motor technology used in magnetic trains in ACCEL, our new moving walk and the ground-breaking MULTI elevator- it moves sideways as well as up and down. MAX, our predictive service solution, utilizes the Internet of Things to gather business intelligence that will vastly improve our maintenance services.

Why? Because by 2050, the ongoing trend toward urbanization will create a staggering increase in city populations of 2.8 billion people. This massive influx means that the planners, developers and building managers need to rethink urban life and adapt.

But there is no need to wait 30 years to get started. Today, you can adapt technology to improve the efficiency of your elevators. Consider adding a destination control system that swiftly transports passengers in the most efficient way possible. It increases the elevator system’s traffic handling capacity by up to 30 percent and reduces travel time for elevator users by up to 25 percent.  Once installed, building tenants will experience shorter ride times, fewer stops and less congestion. It also can respond the changing needs of your building. You can shut down elevators during slow periods of demand or send more cars to the lobby during peak hours. You can provide express elevator service to restaurants and clubs or for your most exclusive clientele. Now that is smart. 


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