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18 MAY

R&I impact and benefits to make rail attractive for stakeholders

SPECIFIC CHALLENGE:

The recently launched EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy lays the foundation for how the EU transport system can achieve its green and digital transformation and become more resilient to future crises and accessible to all. Within this context the European Commission proposed the creation of a new Joint Undertaking within the rail transport sector, Europe’s Rail, that should define a Master Plan able to capture the priority research and innovation activities, and overall system architecture and harmonised operational approach, required to support the Single European Railway Area and the objectives of the EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, to be benefit of the final users.

The starting point is the output of the different R&I activities Shift2Rail conducted and is conducting that will constitute the building blocks for the future. The specific challenge ahead is to ensure that the technological and operational innovations resulting from the work of S2R and its future successor respond to a clear societal case and produce benefits to the final users in the scope of the sustainable and smart multi-modal door to door services and integrated logistic value chain... (For more information, please click on the attached link.)

18 MAY

Digital Automated Coupler innovation for the European Delivery Programme

SPECIFIC CHALLENGE:

Within the scope and objectives of IP5, rail freight is expected to take advantage of digitalization and automation of technological solutions and processes, to improve the performance of operations and offer competitive and sustainable services to the clients in a logistic value chain approach. This meets the expectations and targets defined in the European Commission Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy31 of 9 December 2020: inter alia, increase rail freight of 50% by 2030 and double by 2050.

IP5 Programme has been working to deliver a demonstrator for a Digital Automatic Coupler (DAC) that, in addition to the automatic coupling, integrates digital communications and energy... (For more information, please click the attached link.)

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