Deutsche Bahn freight cars will be "travelling digitally" by 2020

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-27 23:15:09|Editor: yan
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BERLIN, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The entire fleet of Deutsche Bahn's (DB) around 68,000 wagons in Germany would be travelling digitally by 2020, the German railway company announced on Tuesday.

DB would equip all of its freight wagons with the "most modern telematics and intelligent sensors," making it easier to track the wagons' movements, the company stated during the presentation of its 34,000th modernized wagon at the Seelze marshalling yard near Hanover.

"The intelligent freight wagons make rail freight transport more modern and fit for the future. Our customers benefit from more manageable logistics chains, higher transport quality and predictable arrival times," said Marek Staszek, Chief Production Officer of DB Cargo.

Through DB's digitization strategy, the railway company wanted "to permanently shift more traffic to the environmentally friendly freight railways and make our contribution to the 'strong rail' in Germany and Europe," noted Staszek.

DB Cargo announced that it would be investing a "high double-digit million-euro amount" in the digitization of its freight cars by 2020.