The Future: The Rope-Free Elevators

The Future: The Rope-Free Elevators

Envisions a future where self-propelled elevators can travel both horizontally and vertically along skyscrapers¬†in places like New York, for example, it’s estimated you’ll spend almost 16 years waiting for an elevator and about six years inside one. ThyssenKrupp just introducedthe “Multi” elevator — the first cable-free elevator that will use magnetic levitation and a linear motor — similar to the technology used to operate trains — to move elevators both up and down, as well as side-to-side. ThyssenKrupp says that Multi will be available in test buildings as early as 2016.

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