Transport ITS Projects in Hamburg
Various ITS projects make Hamburg an exemplary city for urban mobility and logistics solutions.
ITS Projects in Hamburg
ITS-Projects in Hamburg are diverse – many different players from administration, economy and research strive to turn Hamburg into an exemplary city for urban mobility and logistics solutions. The following projects are currently being implemented:
Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation
HEAT is the HOCHBAHN-led research and development project for autonomous driving. A 3.9 kilometre-long round course through HafenCity district is being constructed for an electric minibus.
Test Course for Automatic and Interconnected Driving
A 9 kilometre-long test route will br constructed in the inner city. 37 traffic lights will be modified for the provider-independent and user-inclusive project.
Commissioned by the HVV traffic network, HOCHBAHN, S-Bahn, DB Regio, Metronom, VHH and KVG Stade, this pilot project is working towards the realisation of smartphone-based ticketing (including automatic calculation of fares) for HVV.
This unique mobility platform provided by Hamburg’s HOCHBAHN AG offers commuters the ability to switch easily from trains to taxis and car- and bike-shares. The range of this programme is expanding constantly.
Traffic Light Forecast Services
Green Light Displays
For the pilot project 'Traffic Light Forecast', the State Office for Streets, Bridges and Waters (LSBG) and cooperating partners Swarco Traffic Systems, HERE and Audi have completed a successful test run of high-quality traffic light forecast services. More than 1000 traffic lights throughout the city are to be equipped with these light forecasts.
Parking Space Management
With this project, the State Office for Transport strives to improve traffic control and the management of available parking space through the means of real-time information in parking space utilization. For users, this means time saved and increased comfort, as well as a reduction in traffic related to for parking spaces searches.
Urban Platform Hamburg
The State Office for Geoinformation and Survey aims to monitor current infrastructural requirements towards the integration and standardised provision of ITS data.
As of July 2018, ioki and VHH are conducting test runs in the districts of Osdorf and Lurup. And as of 2019, MOIA has started its Hamburg-wide pooling service.
Coordination of Construction Sites
In cooperation with Workplace Solutions, the State Office for Streets, Bridges and Waters (LSBG) is creating software that enables agile coordination of Hamburg’s 30,000 construction site projects through, for example, a multi touch table. The idea has gained the German Engineering Award for Roads and Traffic in the category Innovation.
Service for Commuters
The goal is to construct a city-wide network of smart lockers. The project is due to commence in 2019.
Software Development Competition
More than 200 participants joined three hackathons dedicated to questions of mobility. Software designers had 24 or 48 hours to develop ideas and apps. The best concepts were awarded by organisers nextReality, HOCHBAHN AG, Deutsche Bahn and Logistik-Initiative Hamburg.
Automatic Traffic Volume Assessment
Infrared Cameras on Traffic Lights
Automatic assessment of traffic density is to be realised by 2020 with the help of real-time data generated by infrared cameras installed on traffic lights. Faster and more effective traffic strategies can be developed through this Hamburg Verkehrsanlagen GmbH-led project ― without the sharing of personal data.