TENMAT PARTICIPATES IN “INNOVATIVE FREIGHT WAGONS” RESEARCH PROJECT RUN BY DB CARGO AND VTG CONSORTIUM.
DB Cargo – VTG consortium is developing and testing four new wagon types. The testing has started in March 2018 and as of August 2018 the wagons have completed over 90000 test miles. The project forecasts further 45000 miles before the tests are concluded.
The innovations entail new digital systems for improved wagon handling and a range of lightweight components for energy saving and noise reduction.
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport provides 18 million EUR for the research project. DB Cargo and VTG in a joint effort contribute 6 million EUR to cover the procurement costs for the innovative freight wagons and components.
“Our research project is putting high-tech wagons on the rails. We are trialling digital innovations and the latest noise reduction technologies in an endurance testing context. I am pleased at the findings of the initial measurements. They show that all the wagons are well within the permissible noise thresholds and are also saving energy,”
Andreas Scheuer, Federal transport minister said.
TENMAT also participates in “Innovative Freight Wagons” research project standing at a forefront of innovating the rail industry and contributing to the improved safety of freight rail.
We await the concluded test results and are excited to witness the development of innovative solutions for European freight rail.