Ever since Gottlieb Daimler invented the automobile in Stuttgart in 1886, the world’s most important competence centre for mobility has been here. In addition to the internationally renowned brands Daimler and Porsche, numerous suppliers of the automotive industry are also based in the State Capital.
Stuttgart is also home to the most important research, development and production fields of the automotive industry. Important enterprises of the supply industry work closely with local university, scientific and research institutions. These enterprises often play a leading role in the world market – for instance Robert Bosch GmbH.
The increasing global demands on mobility and the correlation with climate change represent special challenges to be faced by enterprises, research institutes and universities: developing a leading market for electric mobility and new mobility services.