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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Comprehensive rail theme – lessons the automotive industry can learn from the rail industry

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

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.