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Collaborative testing of regulations

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Hamburg, Image by wordpress

City: Hamburg
Audience: Large City
Topic: Cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM)
Step in the SUMP cycle: Step 5: Develop vision and strategy with stakeholders

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Medifly Hamburg

Activity description

Local authorities can, in close collaboration with other public and private stakeholders, such as planning institutions, mobility providers, citizen associations, cooperate with the national and international regulatory level to jointly test and evaluate regulation for less mature disruptive technologies and services (e.g., CAM, drone last mile delivery, Hyperloop). The goal is to gain insights and to ensure that local needs are being met while creating interoperability on the local level from the start, thus co-creating the regulatory framework which needs to be defined at national and international levels.

In Hamburg, the city created a network with different private and public stakeholders to test medical goods and samples delivery with drones in a flight control zone covering almost the entire city (Medifly Hamburg). Challenges are the complex air space with 2 airports, 2 hospitals with helicopter traffic, nature conservation areas, and little knowledge about infrastructure needs for take-up and landing of bigger and smaller drones. Also, the topic of public acceptance is being evaluated. In the port area, the city implements the first test space for different public and private stakeholders following a multi-level governance approach testing the U-Space regulation.