SBB Cargo, ÖBB Rail Cargo Group, PJM and Mercitalia Rail continue their cooperation
In June, at transport logistic in Munich, the four partners confirmed their further cooperation to implement a semi-automatic preparation of the rail freight trains. Due to this system solution, the automated brake test is to tbe integrated into the semi-automatic preparation of trains. This innovative project of the four interntaional partners is supposed to provide the basis for a common standard of in-train-communication.
Read more in the presse-release (available in German)
The special interest magazine "Privatbahn Magazin" reports on the upgraded 240 Shimmns Coil Transport wagons featuring the load monitoring system of PJM. Get more information in the PDF (German language).
The panel discussion on "Alliance of SBB Cargo with the industry and public authorities to automatise rail freight transport in Switzerland" took place at the TransportLogistic in Munich. Martin Joch, founder and CEO of PJM, joined the expert panel. "New technologies have a strong impact on our society. We are surrounded by intelligent systems such as Alexa, Amazon, Google & Co. Rail fraight transport needs to be contemporary, too - providing benefits for all of us. Quality of transport and saving of time are the bullet points. Furthermore it's about creating attractive jobs. Digitalisation will provide new, interesting jobs."
Anja-Maria Sonntag, project leader automation of SBB Cargo provided insight on automisation projects and on the auotmated brake test.
Christian Radewagen, project manager of Voith, emphasised the envorinmental and competitive aspects of rail freight industry.
Arnold Berndt of the public authority "Bundesamt für Verkehr", pointed out the importance of modern rail freight transport systems.