DAC across the world – we will master these challenges before a European-wide introduction
Now, Europe has the chance to skip a generation of the automatic coupling (AC) and become a global pioneer with Digital Automatic coupling (DAC).
The Technical Innovation Group for Rail Freight Transport (TIS) worked with four industrial companies to develop the functional requirements for a digital automatic coupling (DAC) and initiated development and prototype production. The DAC is not only supposed to automate the coupling, but also to promote digitalization. Europe would set new standards in rail freight transport and become a global leader.
The DAC Type 4 is intended to ensure the mechanical coupling as well as the coupling of air, power and data lines. These functions are intended to enable digitalization and the associated automation of many processes in the formation of trains in rail freight transport.
In the next post you will be able to read about the exact objectives of the DAC. This blog is part of a News series in which the DAC4EU project, financed by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure with € 13 million and carried out by seven consortium partners, is being introduced.
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