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Enter the Driver’s Cabin to Discover a Revolution for Rail Freight: The Digital Brake Test

Did you know that – as striking as it may seem – brake tests in European freight trains are still conducted today as they were 100 years ago. This implies that a long and fastidious foot check of each and every wagon is still necessary to verify the proper functioning of brakes.

Things are about to change with the development of automatic brake tests allowing drivers to  operate the test themselves thanks to connected sensors, which drastically speeds up the whole process.

Visitors at our stand are invited to enter a driver’s cabin to discover how the digital brake test will make freight trains enter the digital future. They will be greeted by a train driver inviting them to activate a simulated brake test demonstrating how automatic tests will make brake checks much faster and efficient. SNCF and Deutsche Bahn executives, who have been cooperating within Shift2Rail, will also share their perspectives on how digitalisation is going to reinvent rail freight.

When: Semi-permanent (18.09.2018-21.09.2018)

Where: Shift2Rail Stand: 203, Hall 4.2