ÖBB Rail Cargo Group: 11,000 freight wagons equipped with SmartCargo sensor

Karel Novak, Published on 15/07/2022
ÖBB Rail Cargo Group: 11,000 freight wagons equipped with SmartCargo sensor
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Freight wagons of the Austrian carrier are featured in cooperation with A1 and A1 Digital companies.


SmartCargo is equipped with position detection, motion sensing, and shock detection. RCG, together with A1, is gradually putting intelligent freight trains on track throughout Europe thanks to the additional development of an IT platform. Live data such as location, movement data, and temperature are delivered in real-time to the Cumolocity platform, where all information about the freight wagons or assets can be accessed digitally clearly, and compactly.

The position data obtained from the SmartCargo devices particularly helps to optimize maintenance and a move toward mileage-dependent maintenance intervals. In addition, damage to the freight wagon can be detected quickly and improvements regarding equipment handling can be proactively discussed with the involved parties. If there is no network coverage, the data is temporarily stored and is then sent when the signal is next available.

RCG, in cooperation with A1 and A1 Digital, has already been equipping its freight wagons with SmartCargo, a position, movement, and impact sensor, since 2019. The 11,000 mark has now been reached for freight wagons equipped with "SmartCargo” and the target is around 12,000.

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