University of Stuttgart

The University of Stuttgart (USTUTT) is situated in the centre of a highly-dynamic economic region with a worldwide reputation for excellence in the fields of mobile and information technology, production, process engineering, as well as in life sciences.

The University of Stuttgart was founded in 1829 and celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2004. Today, the University is a modern, achievement-oriented institution with a comprehensive range of subjects and a focus on technical and physical disciplines. Around 27,700 students are enrolled in the courses offered by the 150 institutes across 10 different departments.

The University of Stuttgart is regularly among the top German higher-education institutions with regard to third-party funding, with funding during 2015 reaching €190 million.

The Institute of Engineering Geodesy (IIGS,, with about 14 co-workers, is focusing on research and education in Geodesy and Geoinformatics, especially engineering geodesy. It is part of the Faculty 6 “Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy” within the University of Stuttgart and member institute of the Centre for Transportation Research of the University of Stuttgart (FOVUS). The main research focuses on kinematic and static positioning, transport telematics including digital roadmaps, engineering surveying processes, machine guidance, monitoring, process and quality modelling.

The daily work is characterised by intensive cooperation with other engineering disciplines, especially with traffic engineering, civil engineering, architecture and aerospace engineering. USTUTT is mainly responsible for the road and environment mapping for TransSec. Its task is to design, develop and prototype implementation of a map including the static environment as well as an electronic horizon provider for the vehicle based on a map-matching algorithm, before finally created a local dynamic map using information from the current acquired situation.