German trains look to a technology-led future

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German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has given the public its first look at the future of its rail stock. Called the "Ideenzug" or "Idea Train", the carriages are full of technology designed for business travellers with noise-cancelling chairs, built-in tablet stands and privacy pods for peace and quiet.

Other features include a gym, a play area for children and and a selection of games consoles. 

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Jörg Sandvoß, head of DB Regio, told Süddeutsche Zeitung that because car manufacturers are aiming to create 'rolling living rooms' on our roads, train operators need to not only keep up with car manufacturers but overtake them.

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