Hamburg Schiffsbug

Welcome to TAVF,
the test track for automated and
connected driving in Hamburg

Hamburg explores the mobility of the future

A test track several kilometers long for automated and connected driving is being built in the city of Hamburg. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is upgrading traffic light systems for the infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication (V2I). Vehicle manufacturers, technology companies and research institutions will be able to test innovative mobility services, such as automated driving functions or safety assistance systems, in real traffic on public roads. The development and operation of the test track is supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). 




traffic lights...

...will be equipped with communication systems by 2020 to exchange data with passing vehicles.


traffic situations...

...mark the circuit and enable the testing of ITS services and automated driving functions in the real urban traffic environment.



...based on the WLAN 802.11p standard is used for wireless communication between vehicles and the traffic infrastructure.



...messages provide road users with information about the traffic light image of the traffic lights and the existing road topology.

The sharing provider Voi and the semiconductor manufacturer NXP show connected and safe driving on two wheels in Hamburg

On 14 October, the sharing provider Voi Technology presented the first prototypes of its e-scooters equipped with real-time vehicle communication. The technology comes from semiconductor manufacturer NXP and has been further developed and optimised by both companies for use in scooters. The intelligent systems already used in vehicles are apparently also finding their way into micro-mobility. The scooters provided by Voi are equipped with NXP's V2X technology, which, among other things, should enable collision warning between two e-scooters at an early stage. The prototypes can also communicate with the traffic light systems of the test track for automated and connected driving (TAVF) in Hamburg via WLANp. V2X thus enables safer and more…

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The test track is available to vehicle manufacturers, technology companies and research institutions as an open platform for testing innovative mobility services. Interested parties can apply to the TAVF coordination centre for use.


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TAVF-Project Partners


The TAVF coordination centre will answer any questions you may have about the test track and the terms of use.

Tel: +49 40 428413557

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