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.

TAVF Project forum 4th September 2019

On Wednesday, 4th of September 2019, the TAVF Project Forum will take place as part of the ITS mobility Cluster Meeting at the Urban Mobility Lab of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW). In cooperation with the HAW, several lectures will be given by TAVF users and similar projects on automated and connected driving. The lectures will be accompanied by an exhibition.


Participation is free of charge (limited contingent).




Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg
Berliner Tor 21 – AULA
20099 Hamburg


Further information on the agenda and registration can be found on the following page:

Link to registration and further information

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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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