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The Digital Freight Train.
With the Green Deal, the European Union hopes to increase the proportion of freight transported by rail from just 18 percent today to at least 30 percent by 2030. But this will only happen if the rail freight industry is comprehensively digitized and automated. Because over the last 130 years, the basic principles involved in preparing freight cars for departure haven’t changed much at all.
It is remarkable that freight cars in particular – the backbone of eco-friendly freight transportation by rail, after all – should still be entirely analog. Today’s freight cars have no power or data lines, a state of affairs which puts them at a considerable competitive disadvantage compared with road freight. For the time being.
For rail to live up to its role as the backbone of mobility, it must become more efficient, more available, more connected and more flexible. And for this to happen, digital technologies are the proverbial key that fits the lock of this task.
Dr. Jürgen Wilder – Member of the Executive Board
The Digital Freight Train will make the difference
… because the Digital Freight Train (DFT) is about to usher in an epoch-making transformation involving the end-to-end digitization and automation of the rail freight industry. Boosting transportation capacity with automated processes and digital solutions. Improving efficiency and availability. Making rail freight faster, more flexible, and easier to schedule.
Knorr-Bremse is at the forefront of the Digital Freight Train revolution with its own developments, but as a member of the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (ERJU) and the Technical Innovation Circle for Rail Freight Transport (TIS), is also driving forward the DFT as an industry-wide project
Systems and technologies for the Digital Freight Train
The Digital Freight Train’s various tasks and functions are complex – and this is also true of its architecture. Multiple Knorr-Bremse products and systems for the DFT are designed for interconnection, forming a fully integrated, all-in-one concept:
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