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HOCHBAHN and HOLON connect Hamburg flexibly and emission-free

How we want to supplement public transport with autonomous minibuses and create the mobility transition

Within just five minutes, all Hamburg residents should be able to get a mobility service that suits them by 2030. This is the plan of the Hamburg-Takt. The backbone for this is, of course, our buses and trains in the hvv network. But we will not be able to achieve the mobility transition with these alone. We need another flexible service to complement classic public transport: on-demand shuttles.

That's why HOCHBAHN is working with the producer HOLON, a member of the globally operating Benteler Group, to bring autonomous minibuses to Hamburg's streets as early as 2024.

Five metres long, room for 15 people and travelling at up to 60 km/h. Sounds like a agile minibus that should feel just as comfortable in Hamburg's city traffic as it does in narrow neighbourhood streets. But the special features of the HOLON Mover, as the vehicle is called, are primarily different: autonomous and emission-free. In the future, it will be bookable via app and move the people of this city in a very flexible and climate-friendly way. With an operating concept that is independent of fixed routes and timetables, such on-demand vehicles are an important supplement to buses, trains and ferries.