Topic: DAC

Munich hot topic: to DAC or not to DAC?

analysisThe implementation of Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight in Europe has been under the spotlight for a while now. What makes the DAC digital? How realistic can a large-scale implementation by 2030 be?...Read more
|Comment|author: Marco Raimondi

Knorr-Bremse tests automated brake testing system

German transportation technology firm Knorr-Bremse has announced the start of trials for a new automated brake testing system for freight trains. The new technology is designed to increase efficiency and flexibility of rail freight transport...Read more
|Comment|author: Malcolm Ramsay

Switzerland next stop for DAC test train

After an extensive test program at five Austrian stations from the beginning of February to the beginning of March 2022, a freight train with Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) will be tested in Switzerland now. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Shift2Rail announces call for proposals 2021

Shift2Rail has opened submissions for two projects in a call for proposals. It includes the further development of Digital Automated Coupling, and measuring the impact of research & innovation (R&I) on the railway sector in...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts