IAV with highlight project at ITS World Congress 2021

05.10.2021  — 

Berlin. The ITS World Congress is the most important event for the topic of smart mobility worldwide. Of course, IAV is also represented in Hamburg this year. The company offers visitors unique insights into the technology of autonomous driving. Both on the exhibition center itself and on the asphalt of Hamburg’s HafenCity.

IAV successfully completes the HEAT project (Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation) by participating in ITS (“Intelligent Transport Systems”) World Congress from the 11th to 15th of October 2021 in Hamburg. Together with the consortium partners – Hamburger Hochbahn AG (HHA), Siemens Mobility, Hamburg Transport Systems (HHVA), the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Berlin Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM), the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Department of Transport and Mobility (BVM) – IAV has succeeded in integrating a fully automated shuttle into local public transport and moving it reliably in HafenCity. During operation, the shuttle is permanently connected to the Hamburg’s elevated railway control center. The autonomous minibus is one of the so-called “highlight projects” at the World Congress.

Matthias Kratzsch

«HEAT has shown what the sustainable, user-oriented mobility of tomorrow can look like – a future that IAV will play a major role in shaping.»

Matthias Kratzsch — CEO of IAV

Visitors to the World Congress will receive extensive information on the autonomous HEAT minibus as well as the entire project at the ITS booth of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in Hall B4 of the Hamburg Messe. The ITS World Congress app can also be used to book slots for a personal experience of the mobility of the future: From the 12th to 15th of October 2021, HEAT demonstration tours will be offered as part of ITS between 09:30 and 16:00. An e-bus takes participants from the exhibition to the shuttle route in HafenCity Hamburg and back.

In addition, regular passenger service takes place between 16:00 and 18:00, and on Thursday only until 17:00. The prerequisite for these journeys is the registration via the HEAT app and the wearing of a medical mask.

In addition, IAV will be presenting solutions for tomorrow’s mobility at ITS own booth in Hall B5, in particular what is required technologically to successfully launch autonomous vehicles on the road: These include current development methods and innovative solutions in the area of V2X, intelligent, AI-based maneuver planning and data fusion.

We look forward to your visit. Please take into account the 2G rule on the entire site of the Hamburg Messe + Congress.

About IAV

With more than 8,000 employees, IAV is one of the world’s leading engineering partners to the automotive industry. The company has been developing innovative concepts and technologies for future vehicles for more than 35 years and generated sales of around EUR 896 million in 2020. Its customers include all major automobile manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. Alongside vehicle and drivetrain development, IAV entered the field of electromobility and autonomous driving at an early stage and is now one of the leading development service providers in these fields. Alongside its development centers in Berlin, Gifhorn and Chemnitz/Stollberg, IAV has further locations in Munich, Sindelfingen and Ingolstadt, among others, as well as in Europe, Asia and North and South America.