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.

C-Roads Workshop on the Probe Vehicle Data Service

As operators of the Test Field for Automated and Connected Driving in Hamburg (TAVF-HH), the Agency for Roads, Bridges and Waterways (Landesbetrieb Straßen, Brücken und Gewässer) and the Federal Highway Research Institute (Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen, BASt) held an online workshop on the topic of Probe Vehicle Data (PVD). The cities participating in the C-Roads Germany Urban Nodes (CRG-UN) project regularly exchange information on connected driving topics in a series of events. The participating cities are currently working on ways to use the status information that connected vehicles send for better traffic control. In the test field in Hamburg, it is to be investigated in particular whether the data can be a supplement to the existing…

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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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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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