Get in, check in and sit back
Deutsche Bahn tested since summer 2017 the new comfort check-in at several ICE trains, which eliminates ticket control on the train. The feature is integrated into the DB Navigator app and can be used by travelers with mobile or online tickets with a seat reservation. The passenger enters the train, sits down in his seat, checks in via the DB Navigator on the smartphone and validates his ticket himself. The train crew is then shown this information on their control equipment. This replaces the ticket control. Passengers can enjoy their journey undisturbed, sleep, watch movies or work. Train crews have more time to respond to individual customer needs. The nationwide rollout of the function begins in May 2018.