The Sideways Elevators of the Future Will be Shown Off for the First Time
For more than 150 years, elevators have gone in two directions: up and down. In the future, you might ride them sideways. ThyssenKrupp AG this week will show the public for the first time a 10 meter (32 feet) functioning model that uses giant magnets to move cars in multiple directions. The technology, called magnetic levitation, is borrowed from high-speed trains and doesn’t rely on cables.