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CEBIT 2018: Deutsche Bahn presents the future of mobility – and screens Football World Cup games live at the show

15 May/ 2018

Hannover/Berlin. The digital transformation of transportation and mobility is an absolute boon for German rail operator Deutsche Bahn, netting the company more than five million passenger journeys per day and record-breaking ICE/IC passenger numbers three years running. Deutsche Bahn will be telling its digital transformation story in the Future Mobility area of the new CEBIT this June. “Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s most important public transport provider, so we are delighted that the company will be showcasing the digital future of mobility at CEBIT,” commented Oliver Frese, the member of Deutsche Messe’s Managing Board responsible for CEBIT.

The rail operator already offers its passengers true electric mobility and productive transit time – benefits that developers of self-driving cars can still only aspire to. Looking to the future, the company has set itself the bold target of doubling its passenger numbers by 2030. It plans to leverage digitization to put thousands of new trains into service – without having to build any new tracks. Just how Deutsche Bahn plans to achieve this will be revealed to CEBIT visitors at the company’s stand in Hall 25. Deutsche Bahn will also be showcasing its new app-based easy check-in offering and Germany’s very first luminous-platform passenger guidance system. Using LED lights built into the platform floor, the system shows passengers where the train doors and empty seats will be before the train even arrives.

The rail operator will also be showcasing the regional train of the future and will be screening the first few games of the Football World Cup live in a special compartment. And for those who have come to love those big old analog railway clocks, Deutsche Bahn will be showcasing an IoT solution that monitors them and keeps them ticking along nicely.

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