I (Heart) Smart Elevators

I (Heart) Smart Elevators

January 24, 2010 | Microsoft

SmartElevators

In Paris for a week and working at Microsoft’s new “Le Campus”. It’s very new and very cool. One of the coolest things about the building is the smart elevators. They are not a new thing, but you don’t see them very often in the USA. Here’s how they work.

Step 1 – enter the floor you want to go to.

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Step 2 – it tells you which car to get in.

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Step 3 – ride the car to the floor (there are no controls inside the car).

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Why is this better? It groups people together in cars going to similar floors, which makes the trips shorter, faster, and more energy-efficient.