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Developing the next generation of freight wagons

Rail freight needs to increase its competitiveness and attractiveness. INNOWAG explored how to develop a rail freight service that fits the needs of modern manufacturing and supply chains.

Project leader

Dr Christian Ulianov




European Commission


The project investigated ways of increasing rail freight competitiveness. 

INNOWAG addressed challenges in three essential areas:

  • cargo condition monitoring
  • wagon design
  • predictive maintenance

We investigated the compatibility between proposed solutions in the three areas. We also considered how to integrate them into a novel wagon concept.