Sort your Railcars on the fly: Flexibility in wagonload freight transport with sideways coupling and fast switch
The fast switch and the sideways-coupling make it possible to classify railcars on the fly.
The purely mechanical system makes it possible to extract individual cars out of a moving train. Thus the flexibility advantage of the Platooning (virtual coupler) is combined with the advantages of a unit train.
Compared to centralized train shunting, detours and empty runs are avoided, the average speed and last-mile service frequency are greatly increased, the productivity of the freight wagon is greatly increased, and backward compatibility is ensured, which allows rail mode to enter the lucrative market of high-quality logistics.