Ilmenau University of Technology has a long tradition in training engineers since 1894. The university upholds high standards, both in terms of academic content and in the facilities offered to students and researchers. The university occupies a leading position both nationally and internationally in a number of areas of research, pure and applied.

The Media Production Group has over 15 years scientific based knowledge in the conception, design and evaluation of user interfaces and technology as well as user centred design and human factors. Recently the media production group has worked in several national research projects in the area of public and individual transportation focussing on user requirements and standardization.