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.

New user for TAVF - Ibeo Automotive Systems

Ibeo Automotive Systems joins the test track for automated and connected driving in Hamburg as a new user. Ibeo is the sixth user of the test track as a Hamburg specialist in the field of environment detection using laser scanners, LiDAR for short (English acronym for Light Detection And Ranging). As a global technology leader in this field, Ibeo has been actively conducting research and development of automated and connected driving for many years. This progress involves numerous test kilometers of autonomous driving with modified series vehicles on public roads. From the end of 2019/beginning of 2020, Ibeo will use the excellent conditions on the test track for the further development of the systems in urban traffic.


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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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