The Arrival of Real Time Occupancy Sensing
and What it Means for the Future of the Elevator
Elevators make about 18 billion trips every year in the United States alone. Despite this staggering figure, elevator operation has changed little in over a century. In recent decades, destination dispatch systems have promised to bring about the “smart elevator” and deliver better performance out of the same bank of elevators. However, these systems only improve performance when moving people from the lobby up into the building. In this whitepaper, we explain how occupancy sensing technology enhances elevator efficiency during other peak periods of the day, and why this capability will be essential for high rise buildings in the post-pandemic world.