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.

Extensive measurement drives for the EDDY project

From July 24 to 28, 2023, the teams from DLR and HAW Hamburg conducted extensive measurement runs on the TAVF and the HEAT track in Hamburg.  

The aim of the investigation was to obtain reference measurements for LIDAR and camera-based localisation for the EDDY project. Furthermore, input data for the detection and localisation of objects, e.g. construction site beacons, were collected and the prototype for an air quality measurement system was tested.

Further information on EDDY:

Source of the picture: DLR/EDDY

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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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