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In an elevated world  

Every second more than two people somewhere in the world move to a city from a rural area. By 2050, more than two thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas according to projections by the United Nations.  With the influx of people, cities are faced with the challenge of moving the growing number of people and goods in and around these urban environments. Schindler, one of the leading providers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways globally, is shaping mobility in cities – within buildings and across cities’ complex transport systems. The Swiss company with a more than 145 years long heritage, develops smart and energy-saving solutions to move people safely, comfortably and reliably and to connect travelers between buildings and transport systems, such as airports and metro stations. Schindler pioneered the “destination control system” back in 1990es, now an industry standard that saves travel time and energy. Passengers select their floor on a touch panel programmed to assign an elevator to that floor in the fewest stops possible. With that, the number of elevator trips are cut down, too. Today, digitalization is transforming the passenger experience. Schindler’s intelligent transit management solutions improve the flow of people within a building from the moment, for example, they badge in at office block turnstiles to elevators and, finally, to granting access to their office areas. Schindler’s Door Show entertains passengers with digital adverts on elevator doors and screens in the elevator inform them of the latest news and stock prices. Connectivity supports predictive and adaptive maintenance by monitoring and analyzing data, and then servicing the equipment before breakdowns can occur. Tailored apps allow facility managers to check the equipment and update tenants about upcoming servicing. And digitalization now reaches across the entire value chain. Schindler’s digital twin replicates design, production, operation and maintenance of the equipment.