Otis (Vertical Transportation division of United Technologies Corporation), in partnership with T-Hub, is seeking innovative solutions to integrate with Elevators, Escalators, and Travellators (Moving walkways). Otis is committed to further enhance products with such features as serving efficiently passengers with reduced transport time, seamless interaction with other building systems, and actionable intelligence data on usage and needs with a goal of improving passenger experience.
The solutions should focus on the below areas and should be differentiated, scalable, and use low-cost general-purpose computing, sensing, and connectivity hardware.
The program seeks to deploy smart solutions, which use information sources (Cameras, Sensors, Schedules, real-time traffic, transit, weather data etc.) to improve the efficiency and utilization of elevators, escalators, and travellators. Commercial spaces like office buildings with typically 4-100 cameras or sensing systems, solutions are sought to predict the movement and areas of concentration to offer insights for controlling elevators, escalators, and travellators. Public urban spaces like transportation hubs like metro stations, airports, or shopping malls with 100s to 1000s of cameras or sensing systems, solutions are sought to track crowd movements in real time and identify the passengers’ mood, intent, and context at the edge. Solutions that minimize specialized configurations and eliminate privacy concerns will be preferred. Solutions that integrate with other ubiquitous information (like social media, transport schedules, weather) to improve the accuracy and reliability of the data and/or to extend the capabilities of the system are also sought.
Startups providing solutions to one or more of the following challenge areas are encouraged to apply
The top 5-6 startups selected through this program are offered with
A company built on innovation and performance with a reputation for innovative thinking and pioneering technology that is unsurpassed, United Technologies Corp. (UTC) is a Fortune 50 diversified aerospace and building systems provider headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut, U.S.A.; Net Sales of USD 60 billion in 2017; 200,000+ employees; USD 3.7 billion total R&D investment. We invent new and better ways to keep people safe, comfortable, productive and on the move. We focus on developing smart, sustainable solutions to meet the needs of an urbanizing world. UTC Climate, Controls & Security’s fire, security, building automation, Heating, ventilation, air conditioning & refrigeration systems promote safer, smarter and sustainable buildings. Click here to visit the UTC CCS page. Otis elevators, escalators and moving walkways keep people moving and committed to safety, performance and service. Click here to visit Otis Worldwide.
Together, we’re developing integrated solutions and creating a future filled with smarter, safer, more efficient buildings. Hyderabad Research & Design Center (HRDC) brings the best and brightest engineering talents in India to deliver new products and solutions and is the largest global R&D center (in terms of engineering talent) for UTC CCS.
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