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The article presents an overview of the construction of automatic couplers and their digital version of the DAC for freight wagons. In the article, particular attention was paid to the process related to the development and popularization of the design of automatic digital couplers in the European Union countries. Poland, the automatic coupler train was presented in July 2022 and tested under various conditions. This is related to the current trend of improving rail safety and accelerating the procedure of forming trains, and, consequently, sending a freight train on its way. Automatic digital couplers will allow, in addition to mechanical connection, also pneumatic and electrical connection without the participation of an employee for coupling and uncoupling carriages.
 
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