Why don’t we have that here — better elevator dispatch

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I was visiting my aunt in the hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, in September ’08 and encountered an interesting elevator setup.

There were six elevators. At the central control panel on each floor, instead of just pressing up or down you pressed the button for the floor you wanted. The display then directed you to the elevator that would be the most direct to your floor.

Inside each elevator there were no buttons to push, although it did show you which floors that elevator would stop at. It was definitely efficient.

NILI OLAY

New York, NY

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I was visiting my aunt in the hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, in September ’08 and encountered an interesting elevator setup.

There were six elevators. At the central control panel on each floor, instead of just pressing up or down you pressed the button for the floor you wanted. The display then directed you to the elevator that would be the most direct to your floor.

Inside each elevator there were no buttons to push, although it did show you which floors that elevator would stop at. It was definitely efficient.

NILI OLAY

New York, NY