Hamburg, DE is piloting AVs
Rising on the former Port of Hamburg - Hafencity is Europe’s largest urban renewal project. For four years, starting in the autumn of 2018, the district will host a trial of driverless shuttles as part of the Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation (HEAT) project. HEAT will be led by HOCHBAHN AG, the city’s public transport provider, along with an array of state and industrial partners including Siemens and the German Aerospace Center, and is supported by a total of €3.7 million in local and state funding. As Hamburg is already leading the conversion of German city bus fleets to electric transport by 2020, the ERTICO Network reports that the zero-emission self-driving shuttles will be developed especially for the city.