2018 Integrated Report – On track towards a better Railway

Development of business units

Digitalization and innovation

  • The freight car fleet in Germany is to be fitted with the latest telematics and sensors by 2020. About 10,000 refitted freight cars are already on the way. To this end, we are investing an amount in the double-digit millions.
  • The innovative freight car project has begun operational testing. The project is being implemented by DB Cargo in cooperation with VTG AG on behalf of the BMVI.
  • Additional features have been added to myRailportal to make it easier to access rail freight transport. Order placement, empty car orders, shipment tracking and billing are automated and fully supported on the portal.