Ever more smart freight trains
The Austrian transport provider, Rail Cargo Group (RCG), in cooperation with A1 and A1 Digital, recently launched the "Smart Cargo" project. By the end of 2020, RCG’s freight wagons will be equipped with motion sensors and position and shock detection systems.
The railfreight company said that special telematics fitted to its rolling stock will provide new service options, as well as significantly enhanced and more efficient maintenance coordination. Around 300 wagons are currently being fitted with Smart Cargo technology as part of the first trials.
An IT platform will be simultaneously set up so that all information relating to a specific transport can be accessed digitally in a clear and compact manner. (ben)