While the purist in me says that the experience of riding cable cars is perfect as is and to leave well enough alone, that augmented reality bit that indicates different peaks on the landscape with associated stats is a little too seductive. This technology may not exist on a commercial scale today, but best believe Doppelmayr/Garaventa is working hard to make it a reality:
“Increasing digitalization also opens up new possibilities in the world of ropeways. With SMART Ropeway, Doppelmayr/Garaventa is focusing its innovation capability in order to make the daily work routine even easier and more efficient for our customers – because the future of rope-propelled mobility is digital and that mobility is connected to its environment. We work on this vision day by day and are constantly developing intelligent technologies. Our journey has long since begun.
The term SMART Ropeway is an acronym for the five key areas of expertise: Service & Applications, Mobility & Experience, Advanced Connectivity, Relations & Reliability and Technology & Innovation. By combining all SMART areas of expertise, Doppelmayr/Garaventa is shaping the future of rope-propelled mobility.”