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Intelligent greetings from the TAVF to the ITS community

The project partners from the TAVF - Test Track for Automated and Connected Driving in Hamburg cannot personally welcome the ITS community at this year's ITS World Congress in Los Angeles. Therefore they send digital greetings from the test track in a video message. In this way the TAVF activities and users will be presented. Since 2018, the test track in Hamburg's city centre has been in operation and is being continuously expanded. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is gradually equipping more than 55 traffic lights and a bridge for I2V/V2I communication. Since June of this year, all traffic lights have been equipped with PKI version 1.3.1 in accordance with the latest standard for public safety infrastructures. This makes the test…


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New users for TAVF!

The test track welcomes the partners from the European research project L3Pilot and the Technical University of Braunschweig as new users.

Together with the partners of the L3Pilot project, various use cases of automated driving will be tested in Hamburg. These include the "Urban Chauffeur" and "Motorway Chauffeur" applications, which will be tested directly on the TAVF or on freeways near the test track.

In addition, the Niedersächsisches Forschungszentrum Fahrzeugtechnik (NFF) of the Technical University of Braunschweig will be testing automated on-street parking on the TAVF from October 2020. The technical goal is to be able to handle short drives as well as the parking process itself along the TAVF without a driver.

 

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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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First test track throughout Germany switches to new security standard PKI v1.3.1

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is moving forward with the step-by-step migration of traffic light systems to the new PKI version 1.3.1 and the automatic request of certificates. With immediate effect, all traffic lights on the TAVF track are equipped on the basis of the latest security standard ETSI TS 103 097 v.1.3.1. This makes the test track a German-wide pioneer in IT security for automated and connected driving. To register as a user for the use of certificates, please contact the TAVF office moin@tavf.hamburg

 

With increasing automatisation and connectivity of vehicles and infrastructure, IT security is becoming more and more important. Especially in V2X communication, reliable and trustworthy information exchange between…


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35 experts discussed the data model of the TLF-specific interface

At a webinar on April 9, the current status and the planned interface for data provision in the Traffic Light Forecast (TLF) 2.0 project were presented. The TLF 2.0 project builds on the successfully completed pilot project Traffic Light Forecast. The aim of this project is to develop and implement an interface for the non-discriminatory provision of traffic light data via the Urban Data Platform Hamburg (HH_UDP). The platform should be usable for innovative applications of different providers of forecasting services. The required LSA data will be made available on the HH_UDP via a standardised interface, the SensorThings API. Examples of potential C-ITS applications for motorised and non-motorised traffic are TTG (Time-To-Green) or GLOSA…


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Traffic Light Forecast 2.0 (TLF 2.0) - Webinar on 9 April 2020

The TLF 2.0 project builds on the successfully completed pilot project Traffic Light Forecast. The aim of this project is to develop and implement an interface for the non-discriminatory provision of traffic light data via the Urban Data Platform Hamburg (HH_UDP).

With this approach, market entry barriers are kept as low as possible and the development of new services is encouraged. These services can contribute to a stabilisation and optimisation of traffic flow and at the same time to a reduction of pollutants. Direct data users (app developers, map service providers, automotive industry, associations, etc.) can obtain data from the Hamburg Urban Platform, create forecasts and offer services for indirect data users (car, truck, bicycle…


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25 experts discussed in the virtual SPaT/MAP workshop

In the function of the office for TAVF, ITS mobility together with the City of Hamburg successfully organised a virtual all-day workshop on SPaT/MAP on 25 March 2020. More than 25 experts, including vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, system providers and municipal infrastructure operators, took advantage of the opportunity to exchange ideas. The topic was the digital provision of information on the current and future traffic light signal and the existing road topology and therefore the basis for automated and connected driving in urban areas. 

 

Due to the positive feedback ITS mobility as TAVF office will organise an additional workshop in the second half of the year to discuss further aspects of SPaT/MAP with experts and to define common…


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Equipped traffic lights as of January 2020

In Hamburg, ITS is continuously making progress: For more than a year, the test track for automated and networked driving in Hamburg (TAVF) has been established in the city. By now, 6 use cases are being tested by external partners on the test track and 18 traffic light systems are operated with the WLAN-based communication unit according to the 802.11p standard (ITS G5). In addition, six of the systems enable the forecast of the light signal. 

 

Equipped traffic lights​​​​​​​


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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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