Innovative freight cars successfully tested
In April 2019, a working group from DB Cargo and VTG AG presented the results of the research project building and testing innovative freight cars for the BMVI. All project objectives have been achieved and the project is complete. It was demonstrated that, through applying innovations to the freight car and its components, profitability could be increased and the environmental and noise footprint can be improved. The approaches developed to reduce noise must be further examined in terms of operational practicality and profitability. Approaches from the BMVI project on lightweight construction and multifunctionality will be continued in Project m². The aim of this project is to design a modular and multifunctional freight car. The goal is to optimize procurement opportunities and to make the operational capability more flexible, and thus achieve greater customer proximity.