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 of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). 




> 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.

The test track is an anchor project at the ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg

The Free and Hanseatic City will host the ITS World Congress from 11 to 15 October 2021. The test track for automated and connected driving is one of the Hamburg ITS anchor projects and can be experienced in many ways at the World Congress. As part of the Mobility Transition Demonstration Tours, guests can experience various applications of the test track live in an electric bus free of charge. In addition, numerous automated and connected driving functions will be demonstrated by TAVF users on site. For a deeper TAVF insight, the Hamburger Verkehrsanlagen offers technical tours of ITS traffic infrastructures. Furthermore, visitors can exchange ideas with TAVF project partners at the Hamburg ITS stand.



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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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