New technologies are being developed and explored to make elevators taller, faster and safer.
Elevators are even aiming to use magnets in place of ropes. German company ThyssenKrupp is developing an elevator known as MULTI that uses magnetic levitation, according to Business Insider. The elevator will not only be able to reduce the elevator’s footprint drastically, it will be able to greatly improve the efficiency of people moving by being able to have multiple cars in each shaft. And like the elevator straight from the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” it can travel horizontally as well as vertically, creating all sorts of new possibilities.