November 24, 2014, daily press
Engaging urbanisation: Urban-Hub.com is a new digital magazine to promote discussions on how people shape cities
Urbanisation will see a 2.5 billion increase in city populations by 2050, and of the 10-11 billion population expected by the end of the century, around 70% will live in urban spaces. Factoring in the challenges that urbanisation represents for the world, it is more imperative than ever that we make sustainable choices to move towards creating cities that are not only pleasant but also the most environmentally friendly structures possible, offering efficient mobility in the city as well as inside buildings, with easy and cost-effective infrastructure.
November 18, 2014, daily press
Elevator technologies are key in ensuring sustainability in smart cities of the future
With buildings responsible for 40% of the world’s energy consumption, of which up to 10% of the buildings electrical consumption is attributed to elevators alone, new elevator technologies are crucial in securing significant energy savings: up to 27% energy reductions are possible, usable floor space can be increased by up to 30%, and elevators can also aid in energy self-sufficiency in buildings. As its latest contribution in innovative elevator technologies, ThyssenKrupp launches STUDIO, a counterweight-less elevator solution capable of increasing passenger capacities in the same available space.
October 22, 2014, daily press
ThyssenKrupp launches ACCEL, a game-changing transportation system set to accelerate transit times in cities and airports
It is unique; passengers enter walking at a regular speed and get accelerated at high-speeds to the other end. Applying linear motor technology from the Transrapid magnetic train, the ACCEL transportation system will facilitate fast access to metro stations, making it possible to have a station entrance at less than 600 metres from any commuter, attracting up to 30% additional passengers. In airport terminals, ACCEL can cut current transit times between gates by a remarkable two-thirds.
October 16, 2014, daily press
ThyssenKrupp consolidates its presence in Qatar
Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha is the latest Qatari project in which the company has participated, in addition to other major projects such as the Tornado Tower. A total of 385 ThyssenKrupp elevators, escalators, and moving walks will comfortably transport passengers through the facilities of the newly inaugurated airport.
October 2, 2014, daily press
Ground broken: Building of test tower begins in Rottweil
Municipal council issues building permit. Completion expected in late 2016.