Last modified on November 15, 2023
Project ALIKE aims for 10,000 Autonomous Electric Shuttles in Hamburg by 2030
By 2030, an agreement between the Federal Ministry of Transport and the City of Hamburg aims to introduce up to 10,000 autonomous shuttles onto the city’s roads. This initiative, known as the ALIKE project, seeks to revolutionise mobility by introducing a modern on-demand transport service that complements traditional public bus and rail systems.
These autonomous shuttles, operating at SAE Level 4 autonomy, will be accessible through a user-friendly app, providing convenient and safe rides for passengers. The project, which is set to run for three years, is supported by six key partners, including public transport operator HOCHBAHN, on-demand service provider MOIA, vehicle manufacturers HOLON and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and the Hamburg Authority for Transport and Mobility Change (BVM).
The project is funded with €26 million from the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport. The consortium will initially launch up to 20 autonomous vehicles to create a comprehensive booking and usage system, paving the way for future commercial ridepooling services. This initiative aims to transform urban transportation, making it more convenient, efficient, and sustainable for residents and commuters in Hamburg.
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