On Wednesday, the US Army will begin testing elevators on a new project that will allow troops to carry up to 16 people in a single vehicle.
The elevators are already used on a variety of Army vehicles, including Humvees and Humvee-like vehicles.
But the new project will allow a single-person vehicle to carry a single person up to 32 people, the Army said in a statement.
The project is part of a broader push by the Army to improve mobility in the service, and the Army has a long history of trying to improve vehicle mobility.
In 2014, the agency tested elevators in a Humveau and a Hummer SUV that could carry up as many as six people in the cab.
In 2017, the army tested elevator-powered Humveh-like vehicle that could load six people at once.
But the elevators that the Army is testing are meant to allow soldiers to get to work more easily.
“We’re working on elevators for the military that can move soldiers up and down stairs and get them to the elevator,” Brigadier General Chris Wojcicki, a military spokesman, said Wednesday in an email.
“That’s a significant improvement over the current system where soldiers have to climb up and climb down stairs, often on rough surfaces, and then take the stairs back down.
This new system will allow soldiers up stairs to reach elevators, which are often used to access stairwells and restrooms.”
The elevator’s cost and schedule were not immediately clear.