Thyssenkrupp Elevator

Rising passenger demand is pushing the limits of London’s Underground subway system, causing government and industry representatives to discuss the incorporation of new technologies into subterranean travel. Among them, elevator manufacturer ThyssenKrupp’s Multi vertical transportation system, which swaps typical elevator cables for a magnetic driver and rotating junctions that allows cabs to move left and right in addition to up and down. While the technology was conceived for use in skyscrapers, a recent panel comprising representatives from organizations and agencies including Arup, ThyssenKrupp, Weston Williamson and Partners, and more met to discuss its application in urban transportation systems, Gizmag reports.

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