The digital automatic coupling (DAC) combines the long overdue automation of wagon coupling with the world of rail 4.0
The future belongs to the intelligent freight train. Its core technology: digital automatic coupling. This advance will shift the industry from manual train preparation and coupling into the digital age. DAC lays the foundation for significantly more efficient processes and clear productivity improvements. Let’s use this opportunity to make goods transport more climate-friendly.
The private wagon keepers of VPI are clearly in favour of introducing the DAC technology and are working with industry committees and research projects on this topic. Our goal: All freight wagons in Europe should be coupled automatically by no later than 2030. Freight trains should be digitally connected from the locomotive to the last wagon.