Elevator company ThyssenKrupp (TK) Elevator has supplied more than 100 customized elevators, with gesture and voice recognition, to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in China.
Users will be able to simply call and operate the elevator through hand gestures and voice commands, thereby avoiding physical interaction with surfaces and buttons that are prone to attracting viruses and bacteria. The customized touchless elevator is tailored to urban spaces with high-volume passenger traffic, such as airports and other types of transportation hubs. It is expected to encourage touchless usability to meet the increased demand for comfortable and safe mobility solutions that protect customer well-being in public places.
The expansion of the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is set to be a key growth driver and an important infrastructure enhancement for Western China in the nation’s 14th Five-Year Plan. This plan outlines China’s strategy to advance its economic and social development until 2025.
Jürgen Böhler, CEO of TK Elevator Asia Pacific, said, “Product innovation in urban transport systems is vital to the economic development of countries and destinations during challenging times such as the pandemic. New ideas are essential to raising transportation hubs to new levels of efficiency. As a mobility partner, TK Elevator prides itself on understanding and quickly responding to the needs of customers and passengers alike. Our customized elevator operating solutions for the airport in Chongqing further underline this strength.”