Stuttgart is the capital of Baden-Wuerttemberg and forms with about 600,000 inhabitants the centre of the Stuttgart Region, which boasts in total 2.7 million inhabitants and employs 1 million people. Europe's strongest region in terms of exports supports its strength through the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors. Companies such as Daimler and Porsche enjoy an excellent reputation worldwide. Several universities and numerous research institutions form together a diversified research landscape. Stuttgart is well-acquainted with all its transport-related challenges, which result from high mobility demand from citizens and the economy. Nonetheless, the city is also working hard on solutions for urban mobility aimed at increasing the quality of life and at reducing the negative impact of traffic on the environment.