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Hamburg – the Gateway to digital Mobility

What is the Reallab?

In the Reallabor Hamburg, the digital mobility of tomorrow is being tested in the here and now of a German metropolis. Based on this, a blueprint for the mobility of the future is to be created. At the centre stands the social debate on digital mobility services in order to provide important insights into which approaches will prove themselves in practice.


The central objective of the RealLabHH project is to produce recommendations for action and lessons learned for an environmentally and climate-friendly transformation of the mobility system. At the ITS World Congress 2021, the results and demonstrators of the RealLabHH will be presented in and around the city of Hamburg.


Eight sub-projects will provide answers to the question, if and how digital mobility solutions can contribute to making municipal transport systems safer, more sustainable, more comfortable and more reliable. Solutions are being tested for passenger and goods transport alike, in rural areas with their specific mobility requirements and in an urban contexts. Two further project groups are dedicated to accompanying research and the development of an overall simulation for urban mobility in 2030.

Collage Bilder alle Projekte

What makes it special

Hamburg residents can try out the new digital mobility services for themselves and get actively involved via participation and dialogue events on site and in virtual space.


32 partners from Hamburg and the surrounding area, as well as companies and scientific institutions from all over Germany, will test the digitalisation of mobility in several individual projects.

Denise Blazek

Project management office RealLabHH

Johannes Eckert

Project management office RealLabHH

Lena Agnesmeyer

Project managment office RealLabHH

Project Management Office

The interaction of this multitude of projects and partners must be managed centrally. For this purpose, Hamburger Hochbahn AG, as the consortium leader of the large-scale RealLabHH project, has set up a project management office to ensure overarching coordination and to network the project in the Hamburg metropolitan region.

ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg

Supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is hosting the world’s largest congress for intelligent transport systems and services, which will take place from 11 to 15 October 2021. The findings of the research project will be presented at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg in October 2021.

RealLabHH –
Laboratory of the NPM and funded by the BMVI

The RealLab Hamburg Digital Mobility is being funded with around 21 million euros by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The handover of the funding notifications by the Federal Minister of Transport Scheuer last year on 1 April 2020 marked the start of a comprehensive research project that goes back to the initiative of the National Platform for the Future of Mobility (NPM). More information can be found here.

Modern Mobility –
connected, individual
and simple.