Structural evolution: EDDP structure and Europe’s Rail FP5-TRANS4M-R
Full sector transparency via the Sounding Boards
Continuation of the other EDDP WPs within EDDP structure
SB1 - Sounding Board 1: DAC Operational Procedures
State of play of DAC developments on target and transitional operational procedures determining the functional requirements for the DAC technical development. This sounding board targets operational procedures for full digital freight train operations (DAC and DAC automation components/train functions) which shall be applicable throughout Europe. Where required, transitional operational procedures to be applied for the migration period and their impact on functional requirements for technology.
Meetings: approx. 2 per year
Required participant expertise: rail freight operations (planning/execution) background
Linked former EDDP WPs: WP 1, WP 7
SB2 - Sounding Board 2: DAC Technology
State of play of DAC technology development (DAC and DAC automation components/train functions). This sounding board considers the coordination and development of the necessary functional requirements, system architecture, testing results, technical specifications and authorisation processes to ensure that DAC technology adheres to those requirements and specifications developed.
Required participant expertise: technical background
Linked former EDDP WPs: WP 1, WP 2, WP 7, WP 8
WP1 - Technology, Operations and Standardisation ** This WP is not active anymore as per the new structure illustrated above.
The main objective of this Work Package is to develop a technical definition and standardisation of the product. It will propose a coordinated approach for the development of an open EU DAC product specification as well as assessment criteria for an applicable DAC type in the EU, including mechanical, pneumatic, electric and data. This activity will feed into the new issue of EU TSI 2022 with a new version of TSI Wagon with a reference to the digital automatic coupler as interoperable and constituent-based, assuring interoperability at European level. This Work Package also covers the standardisation within CENELEC and all the necessary safety assessments of DAC for the approval of the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), as well as the impact on the safety management system of railway undertakings and infrastructure managers, etc. It also covers the definition of DAC integration with locomotives and other rail vehicles by means of hybrid DAC versions.
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