Hamburg, guest of honor

With 1.8 million inhabitants, Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city und Northern Europe’s biggest transport and logistics hub. It is continuing its tradition as a driving force for innovative mobility solutions.

  • The world’s very first public transport association was founded in Hamburg in 1965, today including 28 operators,
  • 784 million passengers in 2018 on 763 bus, train and ferry services.

A growing number of innovative projects in Hamburg are transforming the city into a mobility lab. The metropolis is the leading German city in e-infrastructure and promotes state-of-the-art technologies to become a showroom for innovate mobility and logistics solutions.

One ITS lighthouse project is “HEAT” (Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation) coordinated by Hamburg’s leading underground and bus operator HOCHBAHN: Over a test period of four years, this research and development project is intended to demonstrate that fully automated or autonomously driving, all-electric minibuses can be used safely in urban road traffic with passengers.

European Mobility Expo will be an opportunity for mobility profesionnals to discover and to understand Hambourg’s mobility projects.

More information:

Hamburg’s ITS Strategy and HEAT:
ITS World Congress 2021 :
Hamburg Transport Association HVV :