ITS Projects in Hamburg, Germany

Transport ITS Projects in Hamburg

Various ITS projects help to 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 assorted projects are currently being implemented:


Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation

The HOCHBAHN-led research and development project towards autonomous driving: Starting in 2019, a 3.9 km-long round course through HafenCity district is constructed for an electric minibus.   


Test Course for Automatic and Interconnected Driving

Until the year 2020, a 9 km-long test route is constructed in the inner city. 37 traffic lights are modified for the provider-independent and user-inclusive project.


Smartphone-Based Ticketing

Commissioned by the bodies of the HVV traffic network, HOCHBAHN, S-Bahn, DB Regio, Metronom, VHH and KVG Stade organise a pilot project to identify possibilities towards realising smartphone-based ticketing (including automatic calculation of fares) for HVV.


Mobility Platform

At 15 different railway stations, this unique mobility platform provided by Hamburg’s HOCHBAHN AG offers the opportunity to switch from trains to taxis as well as car- and bike-sharing solutions. The range is expanded 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.

Intelligent Parking

Parking Space Management

In 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. This results in time savings and increased comfort for road users as well as the reduction of traffic resulting from the search for parking spaces.

ITS Data

Urban Platform Hamburg

It’s the aim of the State Office for Geoinformation and Survey to monitor current infrastructural requirements towards the integration and standardized provision of ITS data.

On-Demand Shuttles

Carpooling Services

As of July 2018, ioki and VHH are conducting test runs in the districts of Osdorf and Lurup. Come 2019, MOIA will start 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 a software that enables agile coordination of Hamburg’s 30,000 construction site projects, e.g. through a multi touch table. The idea has gained the project the German Engineering Award for Roads and Traffic in the category Innovation.

Smart Locker

Service for Commuters

The aim is to achieve city-wide implementation of a network of smart lockers. The project is due to commence in 2019.

ITS Hackathons

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 until 2020. This will ensue with the help of real-time data generated by infrared cameras coupled with traffic lights. Faster and more effective traffic strategies can be developed through this Hamburg Verkehrsanlagen GmbH-led project, without sharing personal data.

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