Hanseatische Fahrzeug Manufaktur GmbH (HFM) specializes in the development of highly complex mechatronics systems for electric and autonomous vehicles. HFM focuses not only on the technical feasibility, but also on compliance with all the requirements for type approval and homologation within the framework of existing and future legal provisions. 


Our USPs

Holistic know how about electric automated people mover

Connection of the different vehicle systems as well as with the ecosystem (Figure 1)

Ability to produce (accessible) vehicles as per customers’ requirements based on the Motionboard


Figure 1

Our Reality

“The future is now”. We can read that in many articles about autonomous vehicles nowadays. As if we were only a couple of years or even months from getting driven around by self-driving cars.

In this white paper, we’ll try to give you insights into the technology, the market and the challenges ahead so that you can effectively filter the truth from the glittering promises of startups and OEMs alike and prepare yourself accordingly.

Our history

Hanseatische Fahrzeug Manufaktur (HFM) was established as a company in 2010. Located in Holm (Schleswig-Holstein) in the vicinity of Hamburg, HFM took on the challenge of creating a sustainable future mobility. With the mind set on both regulatory compliance and safety as well as agile and flexible processes, the electrical engineer and entrepreneur with a degree in business administration Wolfgang Bern (CEO) has achieved certification for the company in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and accreditation by the Kraftfahrtbundesamt (KBA) under the World Manufacturer Identifier 1511 as vehicle manufacturer.

On the journey to creating a greener and safer, more efficient and at the same time enjoyable transport, HFM has moved from developing and manufacturing road certified light two wheeled vehicles to larger vehicles, resulting ultimately in the modular, electric and highly automated vehicle platform which is called Motionboard®. Having provided consultancy, support and active participation in several large scale projects linked to autonomous mobility – and therefore gathered valuable insight into the industry – Wolfgang Bern and his team of innovative engineers have developed the Motionboard® according to ISO26262 and all applicable safety standards. The Motionboard® has obtained TÜV certification (road legality status) in early 2018 and debuted in public on the ITS in Copenhagen in September 2018 in the shape of an electric, shared autonomous on-demand people mover.


Pinneberger Str. 239-241

25488 Holm, Germany

Tel: 04103 / 9020877

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