C-ITS Pilot of hamburg

Within the scope of C-Roads Germany – Urban Nodes different Cooperative Intelligent Transport System (C-ITS) services will be realised in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.


The TAVF test track for Automated and Connected Driving in the City of Hamburg (TAVF-HH) is available for this purpose. It has been operated by the Hamburg Ministry of , Transport and Mobility transition together with partners since 2018 and is equipped with communication units (Roadside ITS Stations). 

Overview of the Test track in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Source of the map: © FHH_BWVI

The services will initially be used on the test track for Automated and Connected Driving and then continually expanded on the main road network in Hamburg. The map shows the actual status of the constructions, the planned expansion and the current aspired additions.


Along the test track the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is gradually upgrading traffic lights for the infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication.  


The test track runs along on heavily loaded city streets, including main roads and district roads. With the test track, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg offers a particularly complex framework for testing cooperative ITS services and gives an opportunity to research facilities and corporations to test and to trial applications of V2I/I2V communication as well as of connected and automated driving. Overall a variety of interesting and challenging traffic situations will be offered. A signaled bascule bridge will also be equipped with communication technology.


The C-ITS Pilot in Hamburg comprises a set of C-ITS services that will make the roads of Hamburg safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly. The C-ITS services that will be delivered by the pilot are based on the following C-ITS applications.


The Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) service uses forecasts to enable more efficient, comfortable and safe driving. This service can be implemented with assistance systems as well as in automated driving vehicles. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg hopes for a significantly lower emissions exposure through this service in the long term.


Furthermore the TSP and the use of the PVD (Probe Vehicle Data) services will be established. Vehicle data is used to gain knowledge about the traffic situation and therefore provide valuable information for the traffic planning and management. 

planned services

probe vehicle data

Green light optimal speed advisory

Traffic signal priority request

partners involved

  • Behörde für Verkehr und Mobilitätswende (BVM)
  • Landesbetrieb für Straßen, Brücken und Gewässer in Hamburg (LSBG)
  • Hamburger Verkehrsanlagen GmbH (HHVA)


Name Date

Hamburg services GLOSA, PVD and TSP operational


Hamburg final demonstration event of all services