BASt (Bundesanstalt für Strassenwesen/Federal Highway Research Institute)


BASt is responsible for the German Federal Ministry of Transport und Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). Research areas of BASt are human behaviour and road safety, traffic management, automotive engineering including cooperative traffic and driver assistance systems, and construction and maintenance of roads and bridges. The overall objective of BASt’s activities is to improve road safety as well as economic and operational efficiency of roads while paying attention to environmentally sound solutions. BASt acts as scientific counsellor to the federal government and to state highway authorities, and is appointed as the central agency for road safety research in Germany. All research activities are undertaken in close collaboration with national and international research institutions, highway authorities, industry, universities and associations.