Integrated Interim Report 2019 – Germany needs a strong rail system

Development of business units

DB Schenker business unit

Digitalization and innovation

  • In cooperation with the Swedish start-up Einride, DB Schenker started testing the first autonomous electric truck on Swedish roads in March 2019. The so-­called T-Pod sets new standards for emissions-free, intelligent mobility of the future.
  • Since January 2019, DB Schenker has been globally rolling out the digital booking platform connect 4.0, which allows customers worldwide to book their freight orders online. They receive an immediate, specific price offer and can always track where the shipments currently are. connect 4.0 is being offered for all freight lines of business, air, ocean or land, and has also been available in North and South America since June 2019.
  • DB Schenker has developed the iHub project with cooperation partners. It is to show how an IT-based system can efficiently control truck fleets consisting of dieseland electric-powered vehicles. The project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie; BMWi).