SmartCargo: Update

21. 12. 2020

We are taking huge step forward into the world of modern logistics with our SmartCargo device – it provides 3D acceleration data along with collision detection as well as real time location information and temperature readings. This benefits our customers and the RCG’s wagon management too.

State-of-the-art telematics

Telematics systems with vehicle tracking devices that provide precise GPS coordinates are not a big deal anymore; they have been state-of-the-art for a while. The market demands cutting-edge technology.

What our customers want is real-time information, quality, safety and sustainability – across the entire supply chain. This is something that is becoming more and more important in the context of cross-border freight traffic.

Mobility is getting smart

We have got together with A1 Digital to set new standards in the highly competitive logistics industry and have launched the “SmartCargo” project. This intelligent telematics solution for our freight wagons is a huge step forward into the world of modern logistics.

Special telematics devices mounted to the freight wagon body enable us to offer our customers new services:

  • comprehensive information available for the whole duration of the train run including track & trace
  • departure and arrival notifications and the wagon’s estimated time of arrival
  • much more efficient wagon management
  • fewer maintenance efforts and wagon costs
  • more deliveries and higher delivery rates
  • improved first mile and last mile calculations
  • improved fleet management for maintenance work

By equipping our wagons with SmartCargo, we are taking a huge step towards “intelligent” and “smart” freight trains. We are not far from reaching our smart logistics goal.

We kitted out the first of our wagons with the SmartCargo device last year. Now we’ve got about 10,000 smart wagons!