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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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Volkswagen takes positive balance after six months at TAVF

For the last six months, the Volkswagen Group has been testing automated driving at the TAVF in Hamburg with five E-Golfs equipped with more than 30 laser scanners, cameras and radars.

 

On 6th November Volkswagen presented a positive balance on the test track. Due to the complexity of the test track in the city of Hamburg, Volkswagens has been able to receive valuable information since the early part of the year, for example about significant speeding violations by car drivers, pedestrians walking over red traffic lights or cyclists on their way beyond the designated routes. VW project manager Helge Neuner told NDR that the research team has already learned a lot from this. VW Vice Director for Autonomous Driving Alexander Hitzinger…


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New user for TAVF - Ibeo Automotive Systems

Ibeo Automotive Systems joins the test track for automated and connected driving in Hamburg as a new user. Ibeo is the sixth user of the test track as a Hamburg specialist in the field of environment detection using laser scanners, LiDAR for short (English acronym for Light Detection And Ranging). As a global technology leader in this field, Ibeo has been actively conducting research and development of automated and connected driving for many years. This progress involves numerous test kilometers of autonomous driving with modified series vehicles on public roads. From the end of 2019/beginning of 2020, Ibeo will use the excellent conditions on the test track for the further development of the systems in urban traffic.

 


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Continental is a new user for TAVF!

Continental joins the test track for automated and connected driving in Hamburg as a new user. This makes Continental the fifth user of the test track. From the beginning of 2020, Continental will test the collision warning for weaker road users based on 5G technology. With the help of this technology, the safety of all road users will be increased in the future.


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Neusoft Automotives tests the two use cases GLOSA and Smart Engine Start-Stop on the test track

Neusoft is a Chinese System Provider and offers V2X solutions based on DSRC and C-V2X technology. The modular software stack, VeTalk, is hardware agnostic and serves all standards requirements for China, North America and Europe. Tests are conducted on the TAVF test track in Hamburg. The video gives a short overview of the technology and demonstrates two use-cases on the test track in practice. On the one hand the implementation of an optimal speed advisory for the driver (GLOSA), so that traffic lights in front can be passed at green. On the other hand, the influence of the start/stop logic of vehicles to avoid unnecessary engine shutdowns and resulting starting delays (Smart Engine Start-Stop).

 

 

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Federal Minister Scheuer and Senator Westhagemann visit the test track in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Today the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Andreas Scheuer and Hamburg's Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation Michael Westhagemann visited the test track for Automated and Connected Driving in Hamburg. During a trip on Hamburg's test track, both informed themselves about projects of automated and connected driving. Dr. Axel Heinrich, Head of Group Innovation at Volkswagen AG, reported on the test drives with e-Golf test vehicles since March. Lars Reger, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of semiconductor manufacturer NXP Semiconductors with its plant in Hamburg-Lokstedt, presented a pilot project for bicycle traffic in which an electric load wheel from the Hamburg start-up XYZ Cargo communicates with the test…


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Two days after the TAVF Project Forum and Cluster Meeting Hamburg, Hamburg's Mayor Tschentscher tests the test track

On 4th of September 2019 more than 50 experts from industry, public authorities and science exchanged views at the TAVF project forum as part of the ITS mobility Cluster Meeting in cooperation with the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) and the Urban Mobility Lab on the topics of "Automated and Connected Driving" in the Hanseatic city. 

 

Two days later, on 6th of September 2019, Hamburg's Mayor Dr. Peter Tschentscher visited Prof. Dr. Rasmus Rettig of HAW Hamburg to find out more about sensor technology and automation technology. Afterwards, the mayor tested them during a trip with a Tesla on the test track. The test track is one of about 70 current projects of the Senate Strategy for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).…


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Equipped traffic lights as of August 2019

Eight traffic light systems on the test track are now equipped with the ITS-G5 based communication unit and put into operation. An essential part of the upgrade is the local and digital provision of information on the current signal phase (SPaT) and the existing road topology (MAP). Depending on the existing traffic light system, the SPaT messages can also provide information on the remaining time of the current signal phase and in future, forecasts on the further course of the signal phase. Four of the traffic light systems that have already been put into operation make it possible to make forecasts, and further two systems are undergoing quality assurance. This means that the systems are available for testing on the test track. By the end…


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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).

 

Venue:

 

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:

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HEAT on street – The first Autonomous Shuttle Bus for Hamburg

On 31st July 2019, Hamburg Senator for Economic Affairs Michael Westhagemann and HOCHBAHN CEO Henrik Falk presented the trial operation of Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation, short HEAT, in HafenCity. A Germany-wide unique research and development project for the integration of an electrically driven, driverless shuttle bus into regular road traffic. From mid-2020, the first passengers are able to test the shuttle bus, so that by October 2021, in time for the World Congress Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the shuttle will be able to travel a 1.8 km stretch without accompanying personnel and reach several stops. Heat is connected to the test track for automated and networked driving in…


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