ITS World Congress

The ITS World Congress is the world's largest and most important event dealing with intelligent mobility and the digitalization of transport.

The ITS World Congress is scheduled to take place from October 11 - 15th, 2021 at the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH), the exhibition halls, and at select locations in the city of Hamburg. In particular, 2021 will focus on the topics of: Automated and Connected Driving, Mobility as a Service, Digital Port and Logistics Solutions, Smart Infrastructure, Urban Airspace, and Sustainable Mobility. The pilots of the "Smart Delivery and Loading Zone" will also be presented in the ITS World Congress 2021 as an anchor project.

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Hamburg Aviation will be present at the Windrove booth at the ITS World Congress, where Hamburg's most important drone projects will be represented.

In addition to exciting insights on the current projects, prototypes will also be on display. The Windrove booth will be located in Exhibition Hall B4 (Hamburg Messe) and is part of the exhibition, UAM Village.
Not only will Hamburg Aviation be represented there, but also at the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH), where panels and presentations will take place on a variety of interesting topics. On October 14, 2021, Daniela Richter, Project Lead for Windrove will moderate a panel from DLR on "Urban Air Mobility - From Research to Commercial Operation"  in Hall B.

In addition to the exhibition and congress, there will also be an extended exhibition area at homePORT near the harbor. There, various projects will be on display and demonstrations will take place. The Helmut-Schmidt University and the Center of Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) are also offering Technical Visits related to UAM.

We would also like to make you aware of the UAM Forum taking place on October 12th & 13th, which will feature exciting an exciting program with subject matter experts discussing a variety of current UAM-related topics such as: social acceptance, solutions for cities and citizens, and business models. The forum will be an excellent opportunity for interaction and networking within the UAM community. For more information on the UAM Forum, please click here under Associated Programme:

The most important UAM-related events at ITS:

  • Special Interest Session 17: SIS 17 Drones above Ports and Cities – Impact, Benefits and the Future of Urban Air Mobility
    Organised by Ellen Malfliet, (Unifly NV) Belgium

  • UAM Forum Day 1 (Tuesday, 12. Oktober 2021, 9:00 to 18:15) For more detailed information on the UAM Forum, please see below
    with Keynotes and insights about the role of the cities, UAS for medical purposes, Safety & Security

  • UAM Forum Day 2 (Wednesday, 13. Oktober 2021, 9:00 to 12:30)
    with a panel on the Status Quo and outlook: What might the future hold for UAM? and an interactive world cafe.

  • Special Interest Session 67: Urban Air Mobility – from Research to Commercial Operation (Thursday, 14. Oktober 2021 9:00 to 10:30)
    Air taxis are closer than you think! This session on Urban Air Mobility (UAM) brings together speakers from science and industry to present on the latest findings and developments in the UAM market.
    Organised by Bianca Schuchardt, (German Aerospace Center (DLR), institute for Flight Guidance) Braunschweig, Germany.

  • Business Presentations 5: Using the Airspace 1 (Thursday, 14. Oktober 2021, 16:00 bis 17:00)

    • Florian Waubke (FairFleet GmbH) - Drones in the space of logistics: more than a last mile delivery

    • Hanna Eiseler (Volocopter GmbH) - VoloDrone - Reshaping the future of logistics in cities and beyond

    • Mark Longree (IADC Intl Airport Design Consulting) - Urban Air Mobility: A potential benefit to Public Transportation in Hamburg

    • Sebastian Süß (Spleenlab GmbH) - Safety Critical aerial AI systems with high automation

    • Gerd Scholl (Helmut-Schmidt-University) - FALKE: A Blueprint for a Couter-UAS-System for Commercial Airports

  • Business Presentations 9: Using the Airspace 2 (Thursday, 14. Oktober 2021, 17:15 to 18:15)

    • Hans van Toor (Elemental) - Sustainable transport for low-cost, reliable rural access

    • Markus Engelhart (umlaut Consulting) - Data-driven Ground Risk Assessment Tool for free-routed drone operations

    • Max Schumann (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) - Smart Drone Deployment: Demand Creation, Business Development and Health System Strengthening

    • Hiroyuki Kumazawa (Osaka Sangyo University) - The application of CNN to monitor land usage from drone captured images

  • Research Paper Session 16: Understanding New and Emerging Systems (Friday, 15. Oktober 2021, 9:00 to 10:30)

    • Marc Wenner (MKP GmbH) - The Concept of Digital Twin to Revolutionise Infrastructure Maintenance: the Pilot Project smartBRIDGE Hamburg

    • Oliver Stein (Mercedes-Benz AG) - Deep data analysis of a drone data set: moving queues at intersections

    • Ruth Schmidt (German Aerospace Center (DLR)) - Key Competences and Training of Civil Drone Pilots

    • Katharina Kolo (TITUS Research GmbH) - Monitoring an Industrial Park using UAS 

  • Technical Paper Session 51: Transport by Air and Water (Friday, 15. Oktober 2021, 9:00 to 10:30)

    • Frank Fuchs (Frank Fuchs Consulting) - Research of legal and strategic issues of urban air mobility

    • Sebastian Törsleff (Helmut-Schmidt-University, Projekt Udveo) - Towards a U-space compliant UTM for urban airspaces

    • Tobias Grebner (Helmut-Schmidt-University) - Service and Capability-based Conflict Management Framework for U-space

    • Victoria Harkness (F-Secure) - Testing CAV Infrastructure at Scale

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