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Applications in Vertical Transportation

  • Albert Ting-pat So
  • Wai Lok Chan
Part of the The International Series on Asian Studies in Computer and Information Science book series (ASIS, volume 5)

Abstract

Elevator system is one of the most important building services systems that we encounter in our daily life. When we live and work in the cities, we normally take elevators at least six times a day. During recent years, there have been lots of hi-tech achievements and developments in the elevator systems, bringing us high handling capacity, superior riding comfort and excellent man-machine interface. Advanced technologies mainly fall into two streams, namely advanced drives and artificial intelligence (AI) based supervisory control where a general review on the two aspects was published [1]. This chapter presents a comprehensive review on various applications of AI in different areas including simulation, modelling, monitoring, expert system, fuzzy logic, computer vision and artificial neural network (ANN) etc. Two topics, namely ANN based traffic pattern recognition and dynamic zoning, will be described in details. It is our goal that all readers would appreciate how the new technologies could greatly improve the performance of this very conventional building services system in a modern intelligent building after going through the entire chapter.

Keywords

Traffic Condition Round Trip Supervisory Control Elevator Group Elevator System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Ting-pat So
    • 1
    • 3
  • Wai Lok Chan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Johnson Controls Intelligent Building Research CentreCity University of Hong KongChina
  2. 2.Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityChina
  3. 3.City University of Hong KongChina

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