Spotlight on Rail During EuroBrake 2021

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STANSTED, U.K. — There will be a distinct rail theme at EuroBrake 2021 with three technical sessions, a keynote presentation and a panel discussion shining a spotlight on lessons the automotive industry might be able to learn from the railway sector.

Originally planned for an in-person Mainz, Germany, this year’s EuroBrake will be held May 17-21 on a computer-device screen wherever registrants choose to participate as the continued impact of the global pandemic forces it to be a virtual event.

Organized and hosted by FISITA, EuroBrake is one of the largest braking technology and strategy event in the world, providing a unique forum for companies to showcase innovative technology, products and services. Registration for the event is open and can be facilitated by clicking HERE.

The EuroBrake 2021 technical program features a week of technical and networking sessions, with more than 90 technical presentations, 20 technical sessions, 25 posters, two panel sessions, and networking sessions.

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Dr. -Ing. Stefan Dörsch, head of CoC brakes, couplings, door systems for DB Systemtechnik GmbH, will provide the rail keynote. The presentation aims to provide a short overview of techniques and general principles in the railway sector which could act as the basis for potential further collaborations between the two sectors.

The keynote will conclude with a dialog between braking specialists in the railway sector with those in the automotive one.

The three rail-centric technical sessions will be:

  1. Intelligent Braking and Braking Control (Rail), 2-3:40 p.m. CEST, Tuesday, May 18
  2. Materials, Manufacturing and Design (Rail), 9-10:40 a.m. CEST, Wednesday, May 19
  3. Simulation, Testing, Innovative Development Processes (Rail), 9-10:40 a.m. CEST, Thursday, May 20

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The “EuroBrake meets Shift2Rail” panel discussion 2-3:40 p.m. CEST Thursday, May 20 will be chaired by Johannes Gräber of Knorr-Bremse and Roberto Tione, of WABTEC-Falveley.

According to the organizers, this panel session will endeavor to establish a closer cooperation with the major European research program Shift2Rail.

For more thorough descriptions of the rail-themed events at EuroBrake 2021, click HERE.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.