Project title: Automated Rail Cargo Consortium: Rail freight automation research activities to boost levels of quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness in all areas of rail freight operations
Project reference: 730813
Call reference: S2R-CFM-IP5-02-2015
Period: from 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2019
Project value: € 3 600 360
S2R (H2020) co-funding: € 1 600 000,00
Coordinator: Deutsche Bahn AG (DB AG)
Project website: under construction
Complementary project of: SMART
IP Coordinator: IP5 - Dr Miroslav Obrenovic - Deutsche Bahn (email@example.com)
The overall aim of this specific Automated Rail Cargo Consortium (ARCC) project is to carry out an initial phase of rail freight automation research activities in order to boost levels of quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness in rail freight operations of the European railway sector.
The various start-up activities for freight automation have the potential to help tackle the challenges relating to key issues and operational bottlenecks, which will help to reduce lead time, increase reliability and improve the cost-effectiveness of the rail freight sector. Improving the connections between different nodes (e.g. terminals, yards and transhipment points) and improving information flows transferred between different nodes in real-time and network management systems and supporting eco-efficient and energy-efficient driving are key parts of the project activities.