ITS 2021 Public Day

Which projects will make urban transport in Hamburg more sustainable and more efficient for commuters, tourists and businesses alike? On 14 October 2021 visitors and residents found out exactly that. The free and open Public Day presented by the 2021 ITS World Congress invited everyone to discover the intelligent and urban mobility of the future!

Eine Frau steht in der Tür eines Busses und schaut hinaus. Im Hintergrund sind eine Brücke und die Elbphilharmonie zu sehen. HEAT (Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation) is the first self-driving electric minibus in Hamburg. As a research and development project of the HOCHBAHN and other partners, the bus is being tested for local public transport on a test track in Hamburg's HafenCity.

Experience ITS World Congress 2021 on Public Day

Hamburg as a digital city

Hamburg is a city with 1.8 million residents, around 350,000 commuters out and about within its borders every day, and 5.3 million people living in the surrounding metropolitan area. Whether you prefer a car or a bike, riding the bus or the train, or you find yourself working with a cargo bike or driving a truck - flexible and sustainable mobility concepts are particularly important for you and for a large metropolis like the port city of Hamburg and its surrounding region. That's why from October 11 to 15, 2021, the ITS World Congress concerned itself most of all with one question: What will our mobility look like in the future?

ITS Public Day: 14 October, 2021

ITS stands for 'Intelligent Traffic and Transport Systems'. But innovative projects relating to mobility, transport and logistics needn't just be experienced by specialist communities at the ITS World Congress. After all, these topics affect everyone in the larger Hamburg metropolitan region and the projects that are being developed have local and international appeal. That's why everyone was invited to experience the ITS World Congress live in Hamburg at the ITS Public Day on 14 October, 2021. There visitors could discover and explore tomorrow's mobility under the motto 'Experience Future Mobility Now'. Offerings included moderated tours of the most important ITS projects in Hamburg, live demonstrations, lectures, workshops and hands-on activities.

In total, around 50 of the ITS-relevant projects in Hamburg that were testing and implementing smart and innovative mobility and logistics concepts at this time were on display. As so-called anchor projects, these particularly important projects form a crucial basis for the implementation of Hamburg's ITS strategy. Among other things, the projects seek to promote innovation, reduce traffic-related environmental impacts and increase traffic safety and efficiency. The anchor projects include the autonomously driving HEAT bus, digitised parking management, smart loading and delivery zones, best price determination for HVV transit and growing sharing options for bicycles, cars and shuttle services.

See the full programme that was available to visitors at ITS Public Day on 14 October 2021.

ITS World Congress 2021

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CCH East Entrance


ITS World Congress

11 - 15 October 2021

ITS Public Day

14 October 2021

ITS 2021 Public Day