Knorr-Bremse has begun testing its digital automatic coupler (DAC) in real-world conditions on a freight train in Sweden.
At the European DAC Day conference attendees discussed how operational DAC migration can be achieved across Europe by 2030.
Deutsche Bahn plans to complete the equipping of freight wagons with digital automatic coupling (DAC) at pop-up workshops across Europe.
Knorr-Bremse is looking to increase freight rail efficiency and flexibility by trialling an automated break testing system.
Positive interim results have been reported from the EU test run of a Deutsche Bahn freight train equipped with digital automatic couplers.
Testing of a digital automatic coupling (DAC) for freight rail continues this month with trials by SBB Cargo in Switzerland.
Rail freight revolution: A train equipped with digital automatic couplers had departed on a practical test journey in Germany.