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 City of Hamburg is project partner in the EIT project CELESTE

Since 1 April 2021, Hamburg has been a project partner in the EIT project CELESTE - dynamiC spEed Limits compliancE for optimiSed Traffic management. The project aims to test a dynamic speed limit and its enforcement in cities in order to generate added value for traffic management.


The CELESTE project, coordinated by CTAG - Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia and funded by the EIT Urban Mobility, was started in a virtual kick-off meeting on 29 April 2021. The consortium consisting of twelve partners will analyse the current synergies between dynamic speed limits and intelligent speed assistance (ISA) systems, define solutions for the entire traffic management value chain and implement them in functional prototypes in the pilot…

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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.

Tel: +49 40 428413557

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