ITS – Intelligent Transport Systems case Hamburg

This study on the potential analysis of intelligent transport systems (ITS), which forms the basis for the digitalization of traffic and mobility, is presented below. Intelligent transport systems are an indispensable component on the way to a smart city. Only if digitization is used productively and existing modal boundaries are dismantled can borderless mobility prevail as a genuine alternative to individual motorized transport.

As a model city, Hamburg wants to demonstrate the opportunities of digitization for traffic and also rely on intelligent transport systems. For this reason, a comprehensive ITS strategy, which serves as the basis for the study, was already developed in April 2016. Thus, numerous pilot projects have al-ready been carried out or are currently being tested in connection with ITS. In addition, the ITS strategy pursues the aforementioned shift to environmental connectivity. With hvv switch1 and the included mobility app and IT platform, the foundations are already in place and need to be further developed.

In addition to a theoretical and scientific approach to the term ITS, which is often defined differently from mobility as a Service (MaaS), this report aims to analyze potential. The aim is to define three different areas of investigation with varying conditions of traffic and needs and then to identify possible ITS-based measures.

The selection of the study areas is based on different spatial and traffic characteristics that can be found in large cities and port cities. Thus, the transferability to the HUPMOBILE partner cities is given. Since ITS should contribute to reducing motorized individual traffic, this study supports the overall goals of HUPMOBILE.

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