With 1.8 million inhabitants, Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city. It is continuing its tradition as a driving force for innovative mobility solutions. After all, the world’s very first transport association was founded in Hamburg in 1965. As host to the 2021 ITS World Congress, the Hanseatic city is once again on its way to becoming a model city for intelligent transport systems. A growing number of innovative mobility projects in Hamburg are transforming the city into a model urban environment for intelligent mobility. The City of Hamburg promotes state-of-the-art technologies to become a showroom for innovate mobility. Digital technology is important in order to make urban mobility and logistics in Hamburg safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly in the future. Therefore, central among the aims of the 'ITS Strategy for Hamburg' are the enhancement of traffic safety, the improvement of traffic flow, the reduction of negative environmental effects caused by traffic, and the advancement of several innovations. These goals are pursued in six focus areas: Information; Intelligent Traffic Control/Routing; Intelligent Infrastructure (Maintenance & Operation); Intelligent Parking; Mobility as a Service; and Intelligent Vehicles.
In the run up and during the ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg you will find here some information, text material and photos helping you in your editorial work.
First autonomous shuttle bus starts test operations in Hamburg
Hamburg, 31 July 2019 - It’s here – the new minibus for HEAT (Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation), Germany’s unique research and development project to integrate an autonomous shuttle bus into regular street traffic. The ambitious goal of the HEAT research and development project is to test uncharted territory: Proving that self-driving minibuses can be fully and safely integrated into street traffic and a city’s public transport system. The HEAT minibus will be tested under real conditions in public streets and should, as planned, be capable of autonomous driving at speeds up to 50 km/h. Read more …
Hamburg is taking the pole position in trailblazing shared mobility
Hamburg, 16 April 2019 – This week the new ride pooling service of MOIA, the newest company of the Volkswagen Group, is being launched in Hamburg. Up to 500 electric vehicles will be available across Germany’s second largest city. With the start of this trail-blazing mobility service Hamburg is assuming the leading position in eco-friendly ride pooling on the European continent. Read more …
Volkswagen tests highly-automated driving on new inner-city test route in Hamburg
Hamburg / Wolfsburg, 3 April 2019 – Volkswagen Group Research is testing automated vehicles in urban traffic in Hamburg. This is the first time Volkswagen has begun to test automated driving to Level 4 at real driving conditions in a major German city. Read more …
Hamburg is bringing Flying Taxis, Female Founders, and the Future of Media from Europe to SXSW 2019
Austin, TX / Hamburg, 9 March 2019. From March 9 to 14, the north German city of Hamburg will be contributing to the most topical issues at SXSW Interactive – including urban air mobility, the media industry, and women in tech and music. Read more …
Links on mobility and ITS in Hamburg
Fact-Sheet on mobility lighthouse projects in Hamburg: PDF