2018 Integrated Interim Report – Departure into a new era!

Digitalization in station management

Glowing fiber optic cables point the way

Finding your way around stations is becoming easier with glowing fiber optic cables in the flooring; we have been testing this together with the start-up SIUT in the Stuttgart-­­Bad Cannstatt station since February. Thanks to the lit-up symbols in the station platform concrete, S-Bahn (metro) customers will also be able to see where the train stops, how long it is and how full it is even before the train arrives at the station. DB Group plans to improve passenger information and punctuality using this optimized train dispatch service.

Testing cleaning robots

New developments, such as in the area of robotics, help us to improve our service even more. DB mindbox asked providers to present specific station cleaning solutions during a challenge at Berlin’s central station. The most compelling model was the cleaning robot CR700 from Adlatus Robotics. Since May, the CR700 has been supporting the cleaning teams at the central station in Ulm and will continue to do so for the next two years.