2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Smart cities

The ongoing trend toward urbanization presents major challenges to today’s cities. The growth in mobility and logistics are often the source of the problem. With the Group program smart cities, we will develop new, intelligent mobility, logistics and station concepts to increase quality of life in urban areas. To this end, we have already signed a letter of intent with the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg on the Smart City Partnership and discussed our concept with other cities and partners. In addition, we are developing new products using mobility and logistics to meet urban challenges. With on-demand shuttles and bicycles, we are developing new solutions for the first and last mile from and to the station to make using a car unnecessary. We are working on cargo bikes and intelligent lockers to organize urban logistics even more efficiently and with lower emissions. We also intend to attract more people to stations and establish a coworking network. In the future we plan to shape the urban future by working together with cities and industrial partners.

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