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Mr. Bertrand Minary, Fret SNCF, FRANCE

Rail freight needs to become more reliable and flexible to gain more markets shares. Technology can help to automate processes and develop more accurate monitoring. Brakes have a key role to play there. This will work if intelligent brakes are part of an open standardised architecture of the digital freight train. This should be the case for qualification of sensors, safe integration into existing or new systems, radio transmission and data exchange. Those topics are also considered in WP7 of the european DAC delivery programme. The potential of electropneumatic brake for rail freight and rail system as a whole as well as the need for an parking brake for the remote uncoupling function of automatic coupling are beoing considered in the WP7 with industry, wagon keepers and rail freight companies.

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Mr. Rothey is graduated in politics - Sciences Po Lille - European law - Durham University, UK - and business administration - Solvay Business School, Brussels -.


Mr. Rothey worked in the European Commission and as European affairs consultant before joining the Brussels representative office of SNCF towards the European union during 8 years.

In the Sustainability Department of SNCF, he has been in charge of COP21 in Paris, COP22 in Marrakech and COP23 in Bonn and dealt with the climate change adaptation of the French rail system.

He joined the innovation and digital department of Fret SNCF in 2018 to work on digitalisation, IoT (organisation of comparative static tests in 20019) and interoperability (S2R, UIC, TIS) as well on the European Research & Innovation programme for rail, SHIFT2RAIL.

Together with S2R, ALICE and MENLO79, he has been amongst the initiators of the Vienna workshop of February 2020 on the definition of client needs for rail innovation in Europe. He is involved in the preparation of the upcoming Europe's Rail JU.


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