2018 Integrated Report – On track towards a better Railway

Development of business units

Digitalization and innovation

  • A test vehicle for piloting the WiFi scheme on the Munich S-Bahn (metro) has been running since mid-April 2018. A 423 series vehicle was fitted with the appropriate technology for the pilot project. Passengers can connect their mobile device to the Internet for free with WiFi@DB.
  • The DB Medibus first started being used as a mobile doctor’s office in July 2018 by the Regional Association of SHI-Accredited Physicians (Hesse Kassenärztliche Vereinigung), covering two districts to help close the supply gap in healthcare provision and support doctors.
  • Passengers can book tickets for 29 different transport as­­­sociations using DB Navigator. With this offer, we reach over 65 million people – about 90% of the potential passengers on all transport networks in Germany.