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.

Hamburg and Volkswagen continue strategic mobility partnership

On November 21, 2019, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Volkswagen Group extended their strategic mobility partnership, which has been ongoing since 2016, for three years. The focus is on intelligent traffic connectivity, the use of autonomous vehicles, the promotion of electric mobility and innovative mobility services. Together, the City of Hamburg and Volkswagen Group want to use innovative mobility solutions to make the quality of life in urban areas as sustainable, efficient and safe as possible. In addition to implementing concrete projects, the City of Hamburg and the Volkswagen Group are also involved as future drivers for the use of intelligent transport systems (ITS). An important milestone in this context is…

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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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