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 has been set up in the city of Hamburg. Since 2018, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has been upgrading traffic lights for infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication. 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 Digital and Transport (BMDV) and the European Union within the Connected Europe Facility.



> 50 traffic lights
and a bascule bridge...

...are equipped with communication systems 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.

MODI carried out important reference drive for highly automated freight transport on TAVF

The MODI project recently reached an important milestone for the future automation of truck traffic: The consortium of the European H2020 project carried out a reference drive on the test track for automated and connected driving with a series truck equipped with high-precision measuring devices. For the first time, the measurements evaluated the vehicle's performance under real conditions and in combination with upgraded infrastructure that supports highly automated driving.


In the MODI project, a consortium of 29 partners from science and industry is developing and testing solutions for autonomous truck traffic. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is part of the project as a living lab. The test track is located between the highway…

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Become a user

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.

Phone: +49 40 428413557

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