Over the next three decades more than 3 billion people are expected to move to cities, putting an unprecedented strain on urban infrastructures worldwide including elevators, the most used form of transportation in the world. Last year ThyssenKrupp embarked on an innovative project using the Internet of Things to make sure cities, buildings and businesses don’t grind to a halt. Microsoft’s Business Matters blog paints a picture of how this 40-year industry veteran developed MAX, which launches today, thanks in part to its close working relationship with Microsoft.
MAX is a proactive service solution for elevator and building efficiency that offers advanced remote monitoring capabilities that help to cut elevator downtime in half. Built on Azure IoT-enabled technology, MAX gives ThyssenKrupp the unprecedented capability to provide real-time prediction of future repairs, component replacements and proactive system maintenance to a team of over 20,000 global service engineers.