A new elevator system developed by Fujitec America Inc. alleviates passenger bottlenecks in lobbies and in other high-traffic areas.
The Destination Floor Guidance System – which was put into operation Friday in the Metropolitan Park West Tower in downtown Seattle – minimizes stops by grouping together passengers with common destinations.
Here’s how it works:
There are self-standing and wall-mounted kiosks with touch screens in common waiting areas and you just touch the screen to tell the system where you’re going. A message will then appear to tell you which car to ride. Predictive logic software is also installed and should lead the elevators to start stopping more frequently at the floors which get the most traffic. Next up is the New York Times building in Manhattan. Good times folks, good times.