An information session involving a discussion with experts will take place on 5 May at the Transport Logistic event online, where the European DAC Delivery Programme will be presented.
Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) is considered a key technology for efficient, digital rail freight transport of the future as it aims to increase the capacity of railways. The European transport ministers put DAC at the top of their agenda in 2020 in the “Berlin Declaration”. The European DAC Delivery Programme has started its work, while the DAC4EU demonstrator train is now running on rails.
Where are we now? How far have the plans for a Europe-wide migration of the new clutch technology come? Is there an agreement on a uniform technical standard? How does the migration process need to be designed in order to take into account the interests of all actors involved, also with regard to financing wagon keepers as well as RUs or shippers?
On 20 May, Peter Reinshagen, Managing Director Ermewa SA, and Emmanuel Labalette, Innovation projects manager, will explain to French journalists from the specialised press how Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) will be key for this (r)evolution that will reduce carbon footprint, while increasing safety and performance.
The European DAC Delivery Programme’s ambitions and benefits will be highlighted during the event, which will address French journalists from the specialised press covering rail, transport and logistics.
Ermewa SA is a major partner at the heart of the EDDP, a unique European platform enabled by Shift2Rail aiming at an efficient, technically and economically feasible European‐wide roll‐out of DAC.