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IAA MOBILITY Blue Lane: Experience mobility by yourself

The Blue Lane brought future and sustainable mobility solutions to life for visitors in the middle of Munich. At the premiere of Germany's first environmental lane, there were 7,000 test drives in more than 250 sustainable vehicles.

Across Munich on the Blue Lane

The Blue Lane is one of the absolute highlights of the IAA MOBILITY. The Blue Lane Road offers Germany’s first environmental lane for electric, hybrid and hydrogen-powered vehicles, as well as for zero-emission public transport buses. The twelve-kilometer-long transfer and test track will offer our visitors, a chance to experience sustainable mobility in daily traffic. It follows the loveliest routes through the city and at the same time is the quickest way to travel between the Summit and the Open Space in the center of the Bavarian’s capital. Furthermore, a special metro connection and an exclusive route for micromobility will add value to the Blue Lane. Another highlight is the Blue Lane Future with autonomous shuttles and an Automated Valet Parking system. Come on board!

The Blue Lane Road

Do you want to see the latest low and zero-emission models together with your family or friends? Visitors of the IAA MOBILITY can not only visit the Summit or the Open Space Extended to admire the premiered vehicles of their favorite brands and pick up some expert advices. They can also try out the object of their desire by taking a test drive on the Blue Lane Road under real traffic conditions. The wide-ranging offers from leading brands go from hybrids and plug-in hybrid models to electric vehicles and the latest fuel-cell cars.

Additionally, bus companies and manufacturers will present their zero-emission models as official IAA shuttle buses on the Blue Lane Road. During the ride you can listen to exciting live talks, lectures, concerts or immerse yourself in virtual reality worlds. You can join or leave the shuttles at the Open Space in Arcisstrasse, Galeriestraße, Apothekerhof, Wittelsbacher Platz and Max-Joseph-Platz.

A five-kilometer section of the Blue Lane will serve as an official environmental lane, a route reserved exclusively for zero-emission vehicles and car pooling with at least three occupants. The aim of the pilot project is the reduction of traffic volume on busy streets and the encouragement of shared rides. This section is to remain in use after the IAA MOBILITY.

Please find further information in the IAA MOBILITY App. You also have the opportunity to see and book test drives with the application soon.

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The Blue Lane Micromobility

The Blue Lane Micromobility, one of the four components of the Blue Lane, connects the exhibition areas at Königsplatz and Amiraplatz (Wittelsbacherplatz). The items exhibited at the Micro Mobility Hubs, range from e-scooters to e-bikes and can be rented as well as tested on the nearly 1-km-long public bicycle path on Brienner Strasse.

Blue Lane Bike

We are expanding our BLUE LANE concept (i.e. in short: the inner-city test track for e-mobility) to include the BLUE LANE BIKE, which runs from the Riem exhibition center (site of the Summit, Conference and OPEN SPACE EXTENDED) to Königsplatz. The IAA stands for an accelerated path to the future of mobility. But you can also slow down: ride your bike along the signposted route from Munich-Riem through the districts of Trudering and lively Haidhausen, across the Isar River to romantic Lehel and into the city center. Take a break, experience the city, experience the whole spectrum of the urban IAA in the OPEN SPACE, the public event space of the IAA. The route takes at least one hour to complete.

The IAA is there by bike. Experience it for yourself.

You can explore the route in advance here.

The Blue Lane Underground

Do you want to commute quickly between the Summit and the Open Space or a hotel in the city center? No problem. Use the Blue Lane Underground connection offered by Munich’s subway line 2. During the IAA MOBILITY, the route between the trade fair grounds and Königsplatz will become the Blue Lane Underground, providing a direct connection. The advantage is that local public transport is included in the ticket price.

The Blue Lane Future

Do you want to experience the future of mobility by yourself? An autonomous shuttle bus on the Summit grounds will ferry groups of visitors from A to B and in the Western parking garage, an Automated Valet Parking system will be presented by cooperation partners. What has so far only been shown as a concept study at other mobility trade fairs now be experienced at the IAA MOBILITY.

Automated Valet Parking

Also on display for you at the show is the automated parking of the future. Come visit us in the Messeparkhaus West for a live demonstration. You can find more info here.


Visitor FAQ

By using the IAA MOBILITY App, ticket owners have the chance to, in advance see and book the scheduled test drives of the exhibitors. The destination of the specific route is deposited in the route description. In addition to that, visitors without an IAA MOBILITY ticket can enquire individual test drives spontaneously at the arrival and departure points of the exhibitors. The destination of the route will be announced by the participating exhibitor individually.

Most vehicles can be driven by the visitor itself. Participating exhibitors check the driver’s license and driving ability of the visitor in advance. Furthermore, the personnel at the booth instruct and introduce the vehicle, as well as escort the visitor during the whole test drive.

The shuttles buses can be used for the movement between the Summit and Open Space without a charge.

Unprompted test drives can be run by visitors with or without a ticket as well. Those test drives need be enquired at the specific arrival and departure point of the exhibitor. The destination of the route will be announced by the participating exhibitor individually.

A about 5km long section of the Blue Lane will be implemented as an Environmental Lane. This part of the Blue Lane symbolizes a pilot project, created and established in cooperation with partners and local authorities. The environmental lane is exclusively reserved for zero-emission vehicles, car pooling with at least three occupants, as well as for HOV. After the exhibition, the project is going to be evaluated and represents the basis for the introduction of environmental lanes in urban areas.

Audi: Wittelsbacher Platz

BMW: Max-Joseph-Platz und Fairgrounds P8

Cupra: Odeonsplatz/ Galeriestraße und Fairgrounds P8

Dacia: Königsplatz/ Arcisstraße und Fairgrounds P8 Königsplatz/ Arcisstraße

FORD: Königsplatz/ Arcisstraße und Fairgrounds P8

Holoride: Odeonsplatz/ Galeriestraße

Hyundai: Odeonsplatz/ Galeriestraße und Fairgrounds P8

Luminar: Messegelände P8

Mercedes-Benz: Residenzhöfe/ Apothekerhof und Fairgrounds P8

MINI: Max-Joseph-Platz und Fairgrounds P8

Mobileye: Odeonsplatz/ Galeriestraße und Fairgrounds P8

Obrist: Messegelände P8

Polestar: Königsplatz/ Arcisstraße und Fairgrounds P8

Porsche: Wittelsbacher Platz

Qualcomm: Messegelände P8

Schaeffler: Messegelände P8

SEAT Mó: Odeonsplatz/ Galeriestraße

Valeo: Königsplatz/ Arcisstraße und Fairgrounds P8

VW: Odeonsplatz/ Galeriestraße und Fairgrounds P8

WEY: Königsplatz/ Arcisstraße und Fairgrounds P8

XEV: Odeonsplatz/ Galeriestraße und Fairgrounds P8

The opening times of the IAA Blue Lane are same as those of the Summit and Open Space.

The arrival and departure point at the Open Space is located near Königsplatz. The shuttle bus at the Summit arrives and departs from parking space 8.

Here you can find the operating times of the shuttle buses:

September 7: 1.30 P.M.-8.30 P.M.

September 8: 8.00 A.M.-8.30 P.M.

September 9: 8.00 A.M.-8.30 P.M.

September 10: 8.00 A.M.-8.30 P.M.

September 11: 8.00 A.M.-8.30 P.M.

September 12: 8.00 A.M.-4.40 P.M.

Visitors, who are willing to carry out test or shuttles drives, must be vaccinated, recovered or tested negative. In addition, they need to verify it. During the whole test or shuttle drive, passenger and occupants must wear a FFP2-mask. Exhibitors guarantee frequent ventilation and sterilized surfaces. Visitors are obliged to maintain the expected distance and the AHAL-rule (distance, hygiene, mask and ventilation).