Game changer is on track
This time, the symposium of the association of freight car owners in Germany (VPI) was all about digital automatic coupling (DAC).
As VPI chairman Malte Lawrenz explained, the first steps on the long road to the Europe-wide introduction of the DAC technology have been taken. He highlighted the agreement on a uniform European coupling standard that was concluded in 2021, the inclusion of the DAC goals in the coalition agreement of the new German government and the progress made by the European DAC Delivery Programme (EDDP) in Brussels.
More than 1,250 participants joined the symposium via livestream - a record number. More than half of the audience followed the symposium in simultaneous English translation. (ben)