Welcome to our latest Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) update. It is time to follow up on our fall report citing of the European DAC Delivery Programmes’ (EDDP) blueprint winner, the Scharfenberg design.
We are happy to announce that in early 2022, both shunting yard tests and test drives were continued in several German shunting yards and on the German railway network. The goal was to achieve optimal performance measurements under real conditions and scenarios on the DB railway network.
Following these encouraging results, we had the occasion to celebrate with the principal participants—all EDDP contributors, the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Austrian Railways and the Austrian Ministries of Transport and Environment—as trains equipped with Scharfenberg Design DAC from Voit und Dellner arrived in Vienna, Austria after further winter testing. These tests results are fundamental as they are now used for further optimizing and improving the EDDP’s DAC design.