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.

RealLab Digital Mobility Hamburg has started

On July 15 2020, when Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Andreas Scheuer presented the funding certificate in Hamburg, the beginning of a large-scale research project, which goes back to the initiative of the National Platform Future of Mobility (NPM), was marked. By the end of 2021, Hamburg will become a real lab for digital mobility and will test innovative mobility offers in ten sub-projects, ranging from mobility platforms and autonomous driving to the use of micro-depots to reduce logistics traffic and on-demand shuttles. The TAVF test track for automated and connected driving is also part of the real lab for testing various use cases.

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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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