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Shaping the future of mobility

Intelligent network of transport infrastructure, mobility and logistics from a single source

Ordering the autonomous electric shuttle bus via app in front of your door to go to the station, pick up an return packages  directly at the station in an intelligent locker, urban logistics on the last mile with cargo bikes - mobility and logistics of the future are intelligently linked and energy-efficient. DB has recognized the potential and is driving forward the SmartCity development with a specially created corporate program. The advantage: DB offers cities all the services for an intelligent Network of transport infrastructure, mobility and logistics from one source. The goal is to increase the quality of life in cities by demand-oriented, comfortable, affordable and at the same time environment-friendly mobility and logistics solutions.

The DB systematically promotes startups, which make the stay at railway stations more pleasant, because the increase in the quality of life is a key component of Smart Cities. An  example are the founders of SIUT, which facilitate the orientation with fiber-optic concrete. At the Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt S-Bahn station SIUT tests the first iight-emitting platform until the end of 2018. Passengers are already see  the stopping positions of the next train entering the station by light symbols in the platform. Video footage from some test trains is used to identify occupancy patterns. The information about passenger numbers in each car is forwarded to the platforms, where a traffic light system provides travelers with visual guidance. Showcased for the first time at this year's CEBIT trade fair, the new generation of light-emitting slabs uses solid instead of dotted lines to enhance the clarity of the LED symbols. .

Data is the key to Smart City. The DB has a huge digital data treasure: details of train travel, weather data, messages from diagnostic systems, maintenance data, energy consumption, site plans, construction sites and much more. On the Open Data Portal, Deutsche Bahn is currently offering some 35 million data on data processing at data.deutschebahn.com. In combination with urban data, there is a huge potential, for example forecasts for the improvement of traffic flows for customers and public transport companies. The DB is also the first company that is linked to the mCloud of the BMVI.