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flo's avatar

What are the features of the best (in whatever way) elevators in the world?

Asked by flo (13124points) 3 weeks ago

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Elevator with see through floor on the outside of the building.
CNN report

janbb's avatar

Speed and accuracy.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Reliability

YARNLADY's avatar

Cleanliness

lastexit's avatar

One that doesn’t have mechanical difficulties while you’re in it. Happened to me once.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Not closing on your arm when your not lightning fast to get in.

rebbel's avatar

Other than bringing you to a certain level, I feel they should lift you up.

And a desmellarizer would be great (think wet dog, b.o., and flatulent passengers).

JLeslie's avatar

Fast when traveling past many floors.

Able to detect someone is standing where the doors close so they don’t close on the person.

Emergency call button.

Button to quickly close the elevator doors.

Able to see what floor it is passing.

Good ventilation.

In a very Jewish area you want to be able to set the elevator to open on every floor on its own. Also, be able to set it with opening on every floor only in one direction and then express in the other direction. Maybe it’s useful for other reasons besides the Sabbath and Jewish holidays.

Nice to be able to see out, but some people feel a floor to ceiling glass side is scary. Maybe a more typical waist to 7 ft would be more comfortable, but I’ve never seen it.

You want it to work well; the truth is they usually do. When they don’t, they do things like bounce when they stop, don’t line up well with the floor, and of course getting stuck is really not good. Many years ago I remember my dad reading ti me that elevators were the safest mode of transportation.

I grew up around elevators as a young girl and I think we are taught things that maybe people in more rural areas never learn like when waiting for the elevator, always make sure the elevator is there when the doors open before stepping forward. Or, use the up button to call the elevator if you want to go up, and the down button if you want to go down. I see people hit both.

Zaku's avatar

Trap doors that release unwanted visitors into the carnivorous fish pool.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I would like to have an elevator that has a clear button. For when some kid pushes all of the buttons.

flutherother's avatar

I like elevators to arrive quickly and to have something to look at or to read inside, preferably not advertisements.

sorry's avatar

Being able to hit buttons with a foot instead of hand.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Smooth acceleration and deceleration rates.
3 security cameras, one visible and 2 hidden, that are either continuously monitored and/or recorded.
Fast emergency services.

sorry's avatar

@LuckyGuy Security cameras? So you don’t fear the elevator, you fear the other humans ?

JLeslie's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 That’s a great idea!

Zaku's avatar

What if people start using the “clear” button to get themselves where they want to go without stopping for other people who are waiting for the elevator?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Zaku I don’t think that the clear button would allow that. Should be ok.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@sorry Personally I don’t fear the elevator or the people. But others might.
Knowing the cameras are there might dissuade someone from attempting a crime and can help others feel more secure.

LuckyGuy's avatar

A camera would photograph an individual who pushes all the buttons and then steps off. They would be charged with misdemeanor elevator tampering and fined. If underage their parents get the fine.
I’d slip the camera in the black plastic panel between the rows on numbers.

JLeslie's avatar

I’m all for security cameras in elevators. Women are taught not to get on an elevator with someone who makes them feel uncomfortable, or even to avoid being alone with a stranger (male) on an elevator. My aunt was almost raped by a man who got on an elevator with her, and got off on her floor with her and then proceeded to attack her. He didn’t attack her in the elevator, but it would have been good to have video. She fought back and then luckily the elevator started moving again (it was getting closer to work hours) and my aunt pointed it out and he became afraid of getting caught and ran down the stairs.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I have just remembered an elevator system at a condo building I visited. Everyone had an electronic fob similar to what you use for a keyless car. The elevator registered your fob when you approached. It knew which floor you wanted to go to, and it instructed you which elevator car to take. Really good system. Would help with some issues raised in this thread.

flo's avatar

@sorry Use foot to hit buttons, why? Is this a joke?

flo's avatar

I asked the same question about escalators.

JLeslie's avatar

Some elevators you have a card that basically is like a key and the elevator opens right into your condo apartment. I like that. Feels luxurious.

YARNLADY's avatar

I get confused when the floor number is next to the button instead of ON the button. I push the floor number and go nowhere.

zenvelo's avatar

@flo The buttons for use with the foot is for when you are carrying large loads and don’t have the ability to press the floor button with your hand.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Found this interesting website about new technological ways to create environmentally sustainable elevators.
the last paragraph highlights what the future may hold in this respect.

link:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/elevators-are-going-green-180968907/

RocketGuy's avatar

Windows, like the ones on the Space Needle elevators.

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flo's avatar

@sorry and @zenvelo Re. the using the foot, lifting leg all the way up, while carrying loads of things, unsafe or not? Elbow might be easier and safer,

sorry's avatar

@flo You don’t ‘lift your leg up’...The feature I’m talking about is putting the buttons near the floor so you can hit them with your toe, while your hands are full. THAT is the feature I’m talking about. Also, in this pandemic times, hitting buttons with your hands is a disgusting thought, anyway.

RocketGuy's avatar

@sorry – how about voice commands, then? Non-contact for sure.

janbb's avatar

@RocketGuy There might be some problems with that. Watch this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAz_UvnUeuU

flo's avatar

@sorry You didn’t mention the buttons on the floor . But anyway, your toe? So, you’re walking barefeet out and about?

sorry's avatar

@flo the toe of your SHOE? Are you doing this on purpose or is English your second language?

sorry's avatar

@RocketGuy voice commands are very problematic. Ever hear a Glaswegian accent? Also, besides accents, people speak different languages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa621_MS3xI

flo's avatar

Thanks all for all the seroius answers.

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