We are entering an era in which mobility
within and between buildings can be taken
to the next stage by using linear motors
and elevators that can run freely.
Traditional elevators were targeting passengers who came to the entrance hall of the building. People in adjacent buildings or those who arrived to the nearest station by public transport were not eligible until they somehow moved to the entrance hall. However, if the track of the linear motor elevator does not end inside the building, instead it is extended to the subway station, persons who arrive at the station can get on the elevator immediately and reach the destination floor seamlessly. It will be one of the powerful means to solve the “last mile” problem that is attracting attention in modern city planning.