TESTING THE LIMITS
Explore how, and where, we test our high-rise solutions.
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As technology keeps evolving at a frantic pace, the holy grail for most tech companies is Artificial Intelligence. And far from being the stuff of science fiction, AI is increasingly becoming a part of our day to day lives. Andy Stanford-Clark, master inventor at IBM tells us how this has the potential to revolutionize the way we live.
Startups are hip, agile and innovative. Corporate giants have the muscle to make ideas happen. Put them together in a marriage and everyone wins – if the chemistry is right.
In 2020, the world will see the completion of its first 1,000m-plus building, the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia. While the achievement is guaranteed to evoke wonder and bold headlines, the real story lies in how demographic shifts and groundbreaking innovation could soon cause the number of skyscrapers in urban centers to mushroom. Let’s take a look at the developments that are pushing our skylines to new heights.
‘An elevator that reads your mind’ could leap from the fringes of fiction into the realms of reality if Streamr’s concept of a ‘telepathic elevator’ – that uses big data to enhance People Flow – begins to take shape. After all, the idea won KONE’s first Hackathon.
A 20-year-old relationship has a charm and mystery of its own and KONE’s presence in China, for two decades, stands testimony to this chemistry.
Nanjing is one of the seven ancient capitals of the Middle Kingdom and 11th largest Chinese megacity in terms of GDP. Little wonder then, KONE's office there has been growing fast too. We meet three of KONE’s employees from Nanjing to find out what they like the most about their city.
The increasing amount of data collected by sensors embedded in elevators, buildings, cars and even appliances in our homes is expected to change the way we live in rapidly urbanizing cities. To make sense of this sea of data, KONE partners with IBM.
The cruise industry is booming and operators are betting their buck on the Asian market, which witnessed a 24% passenger growth in 2015. We find out what’s driving this growth, and how this change is influencing the overall onboard experience.
Going green is the new style statement. This does not refer to fashion shows but to a trend nurtured by building owners and developers, who are becoming more aware of the importance of sustainable construction. So what does it mean for the industry and how is KONE contributing?
One technology has changed the pace at which construction takes place across the world, and redefined the way high rises have been soaring to new heights. Enter KONE JumpLift.
What happens when you mix a history of innovation with a group of young talent, bubbling with ideas? Novel concepts that are worth developing, say the jury members of India’s first elevator industry hackathon.
Turning 100 calls for a major celebration. KONE celebrated its first century, in 2010, by setting up an independent, non-profit organization – KONE Centennial Foundation (KCF) - to help children and youth at the fringe of society in various countries.
Traveling a kilometer is no huge feat – unless you want to make the journey upwards in a single elevator ride. The secret lies in the ropes.
An engineer’s curiosity and a team’s love for motors led to an invention that revolutionized the elevator industry and cemented KONE’s position as a leading global player. Here's the story of KONE MonoSpace® on its 20th anniversary.
China’s transformation over the past two decades has been nothing less than astounding. Over 60% of the 128 skyscrapers - measuring 200 meters or more in height - completed around the world, in 2016, were in China. Critical to the construction of these super-tall buildings have been innovative technologies without which, reaching these heights would be impossible. Let’s find out what made Beijing’s future tallest tower, China Zun, a reality.
Digitalization has the power to transform industry, improve quality and bring innovations to the market more quickly. Antti Koskelin, CIO at KONE, explains how is KONE shaping its operations to the trend.
A lot has been said about KONE’s eco-efficient solutions, which reduce overall energy consumption and save costs for our customers. But what about KONE’s own operations? Are they environment-conscious? Do their benefits accrue over time? Yes! And Yes! Find out how.
Whatever the future of high-rise technology might hold, KONE has the facilities to test them. The Kunshan Test Tower is purpose-built for a single mission: testing elevators to make them better, smarter and faster.
Every day, more than 200,000 people migrate to cities forcing urban centers, globally, to go vertical. But as cities are building up, are they getting smarter as well?