Digital Rail for Germany
DSD is being implemented in two stages. The first stage lays the foundations and includes creating a digital platform for the rail system by equipping it with digital interlockings and the European Train Control System (ETCS). In September 2019, the DSD rollout initiative was signed, emphasizing that rail industry and policy share a common position on Digital Rail for Germany.
Digitale Schiene Deutschland GmbH was founded to digitalize the rail industry quickly and in a target-oriented manner. The second stage includes new digital technologies that will be used in the rail system in the future, for example automated driving at a minimum distance. This allows the capacity, quality and reliability of the rail system to be increased substantially.