From Industria Italiana
It is the most used mode of transport, and Italy is the number-two country in the world by number of units installed. Yet most of them are old. This is where innovation in the vertical mobility industry can benefit from new technologies with a focus on safety and efficiency: the IoT, AI, big data, advanced analytics and machine learning. How? Ludek Karasek, EMEA Sales Director, Prysmian Group's Elevator BU, explains.
“The average age of Europe's elevators is very high. This creates a series of problems relating above all to user safety. New technologies, the IoT, artificial intelligence and predictive maintenance can contribute to solving these problems. Italy is among the most important markets since its urban development has given rise to buildings often reaching significant heights and thus requiring elevators. Prysmian's Elevator Business Unit is responsible for producing and marketing cables and components for the vertical mobility industry. In addition, with reference to safety, our priority remains developing cutting-edge solutions that contribute to ensuring more efficient and effective elevator management."
Ludek Karasek explains in an exclusive interview with Italian magazine Industria Italiana the most important issues in the elevator industry, a segment that is undergoing a profound transformation due to technological innovation. This industry is experiencing growth after years of crisis. As a result, an event dedicated to this issue — the E2 Forum — was held in Milan last October.