This year the researchers examined 81 German cities with at least 100,000 inhabitants. The main five categories they looked at are administration, IT infrastructure, energy/environment, mobility and society. Hamburg is followed by the cities of Cologne (79.3), Karlsruhe (73.2) and Munich (72.7). Important for all those that are interested in mobility rankings in particular, the Hanseatic city achieved the best partial ranking in the mobility category itself (98.56 points).
Hamburg is host city for the 27th ITS World Congress
Secondly, Hamburg is the host city of the 27th ITS World Congress, jointly organised with ERTICO, ITS Europe and the German Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI). From October 11 to 15, 2021, the international industry platform for intelligent mobility and connected transport of tomorrow will take place in Hamburg. What a nice co-incidence.
The ITS World Congress is the world's largest flagship event on intelligent transport systems and services. Every year, ERTICO organises a European or World Congress in a major city, with the ITS World Congress in Europe every third year. Themed “Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities”, 26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, the last ITS World Congress arrived at the shores of Singapore and took place in the buzzing Asian capital in 2019.
In Hamburg, thought leaders, developers, entrepreneurs and decision makers from the fields of transport, logistics and IT will meet at the local congress center and trade fair. The mission is clear. With 25% of CO2 emissions stemming from mobility and logistics in industrialised countries, we need a fresh mindset when it comes to future mobility.
Numerous innovative projects show the visitors in Hamburg where the journey is headed. They will be able to test, apply and understand innovative smart mobility solutions, from Corporates such as Deutsche Bahn, Hamburger Hochbahn or Volkswagen as much as the many mobility startups from all over the world. Around 15,000 visitors and 400 trade exhibitors from 130 countries are expected in Hamburg in 2021. Autonomous and connected driving, sustainable sharing and pooling solutions, and smart logistics solutions can be experienced on test tracks.
Read more about Hamburg as our very own Andrew Santos spoke to Julia Wissel in our MOTION series ‘Hometown Love’. They discussed the city’s transformation when it comes to electric and smart mobility efforts, Hamburg as a hometown - there are quite a few reasons why this makes sense.