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NGT CARGO - A market-driven concept for more sustainable freight transport on rail

Krüger, David and Malzacher, Gregor and Schirmer, Toni and Böhm, Mathias (2020) NGT CARGO - A market-driven concept for more sustainable freight transport on rail. Transport Research Arena 2020, 27.-30. Apr. 2020, Helsiniki, Finland.

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Abstract

Greenhouse gas emissions from the freight transportation sector must be significantly reduced in line with the European Union’s commitments. Shifting freight transportation from carbon-intensive modes such as air and road to more environmentally friendly modes, such as rail, can be an effective means of accomplishing this goal. In order to compete with the flexibility, speed and price of current road transportation, rail freight needs to apply new technologies and strategies such as automation, energy-dense batteries and virtual coupling between trains. NGT CARGO is a high speed freight train concept, the individual cars of which are capable of independent autonomous travel for short distances and which, as a complete train with locomotives, is capable of high speed platooning operations together with other appropriately equipped passenger and freight trains. With this concept, the capabilities and capacities of rail freight transportation can be expanded while maximizing the utilization of existing infrastructure.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134378/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:NGT CARGO - A market-driven concept for more sustainable freight transport on rail
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Krüger, DavidDavid.Krueger (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9885-237X
Malzacher, GregorGregor.Malzacher (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5166-2504
Schirmer, Tonitoni.schirmer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Böhm, Mathiasmathias.boehm (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9959-4790
Date:27 April 2020
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Autonomous driving; freight; high speed rail; climate; modal shift
Event Title:Transport Research Arena 2020
Event Location:Helsiniki, Finland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:27.-30. Apr. 2020
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Rail Transport
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V SC Schienenverkehr
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - NGT BIT
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts
Deposited By: Krüger, David
Deposited On:12 May 2020 09:05
Last Modified:12 May 2020 09:05

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