Austrian freight trains become “smart”
The Rail Cargo Group (RCG) has started the “SmartCargo” project in cooperation with A1 and A1 Digital to equip its wagons with special telematics.
By the end of 2020, RCG freight wagons will have position detection, motion sensors and shock detection. With the additional development of an IT platform, RCG and A1 are gradually putting intelligent freight trains on track.
As part of initial tests, around 300 wagons are currently being equipped with SmartCargo. The IT platform will allow operators and customers to call up all information relating to a specific transport. It will also be possible to integrate third-party wagons in the trains. (ben)