A PROVEN TECHNOLOGY LEADER
Together with our partners, we constantly strengthen our position as innovation leader in our industry. At KONE, our track record in research and development means we hold more than 3,000 patents across our businesses.
It is by understanding urbanization; focusing on improvements for people and anticipating the needs and opportunities for people – that we can develop innovations and breakthroughs which help improve buildings and make our cities better places to live in.
And as new ecosystems emerge around smarter cities and smarter buildings there is a huge potential with the integration of building design with elevators, escalators, services and other utilities, in the most sustainable ways possible.
Joining hands with IBM for Decoding the connected world
The increasing amount of data collected by sensors embedded in elevators, buildings, cars and even appliances in our homes is expected to change the way we live in rapidly urbanizing cities. To make sense of this sea of data, KONE partners with IBM.
An estimated 29 billion devices and sensors are currently embedded in everyday objects from cars, to buildings and bridges. Household items like toasters and refrigerators, items of clothing, and even parts of our bodies are being connected to the internet.
The need to manage, understand and analyze constant streams of data is the driving force behind the coming together of two industry leaders to create and improve services for KONE’s customers and end users.
KONE will use IBM’s IoT and cloud development platforms to gather data from various sensors and systems connected to KONE’s elevators, escalators, doors and turnstiles used by around a billion people each day. IBM’s Watson platform uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data. It became world famous in 2011 when it successfully competed against human contestants in the general knowledge game show Jeopardy.