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Our intelligent freight wagons enhance our eServices

Equipped with telematics and sensor technology, we can give our customers a comprehensive and accurate view of their freight transports.

Telematics and sensor technology make freight wagons smart

Almost the entire DB Cargo fleet is equipped with telematics and sensors to record position and movement data.

63,000 freight wagons generate some two million datasets daily, which are transferred to and processed in the DB IoT cloud.

The wagons’ digital twins are displayed in dashboards and provide information for additional applications to improve wagon management and to optimise logistics and operating processes. 

Standardisation at European level enables the integration of third-party wagons in the DB Cargo information systems.

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Location-based reports improve link2rail eServices

State-of-the-art cloud technology, big data and machine learning methods enhance the informative value of the link2rail eServices.

The linking of position data with information drawn from customers' orders and our infrastructure enables the automatic generation of value-added business events (VABE), such as a wagon arriving at, departing from or transiting through a rail yard.

The GPS-based status reports are seamlessly integrated in DB Cargo’s systems and heighten the information quality of the link2rail eServices Track&Trace Geofence Control and Roundtrip Control. 

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Customers have access to their consignment data from all over Europe

The intelligent freight wagons and IT developments enable our customers to reliably track wagons and consignments.

Notifications within the European countries are transmitted in real time, processed and shared with a high quality of data.

The link2rail portal provides a graphical and tabular representation of sensor and telematics data in dashboards.

Fast and automatic data transfer is possible via the API interface and offers a direct connection to DB Cargo's systems.

We have a common goal: To shift more freight on rail

DB Cargo can participate in various European and national funding programs in its efforts to achieve more innovation and digitalisation in rail freight transport. 

The EU’s “Connecting Europe Facility” (CEF) programme provided financial support for equipping freight wagons and standardising activities (Activity No. 2018-DE-TM-0005-W).

IT development receives funding from the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transportation within the framework of the “Zukunft Schienengüterverkehr” programme.


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