Elevators have been around for quite a while now. It has become a requirement for every tall building around the world. Over the years, there has been a big transformation in terms of the technology used in the elevators. They now tend to go more faster and are more secure.In case in an event of a power failure which happens quite often in developing countries, the elevator has a backup, to get to the nearest level. A noticeable change is the doors. Earlier it used to be manual doors, where a person would have to literally pull the doors side ways in order to close it. There would normally be two doors in the elevator. Now obviously everything is automated.
One major change which has taken place quite recently, is the Introduction of Destination Dispatch Elevators. They are quite different from the normal elevators in the sense that these elevators have fixed destinations or levels which they can go to. So instead of giving the option of going from 1-20 in a 20 story building. It would only allow you to got to a set of destinations.
There is normally a main console which is located in the aisle where the elevators are present. Here you could choose any level which you would like to go to. Once you select a level, it would tell you the elevator to take. It is akin to buses. Buses have specified routes and there are many buses. Once you come to a terminal and decide your destination, the person at the ticket counter will tell you which bus to take.
Destination Elevators are slowly making an appearance on high rise buildings. It is claimed to save waiting time because of the approach it adopts. It would take a while to get used to, bu. once you get the hang of it, it is just like any other elevator 🙂