Autonomous Driving: Development of Experimental Vehicles

Research assistant

Research focus: Safe and Intelligent Vehicles
Courses of study: Electrical Engineering, Informatics, Mechanical Engineering, Related Disciplines

Job Description

Autonomous vehicles are on everyone's lips and are an essential component of future smart cities. These vehicles, also called experimental vehicles, combine a variety of complex challenges in a single task. Therefore, they require a finely tuned interplay of diverse development areas such as: sensor development, data processing, computer integration, mechanical work, driver development, ROS 1/2, field and trial testing, software tooling and visualization tools. The FZI is developing such test vehicles, thus offering a broad software/hardware subject area that applies to all students with technical degrees.

For you, this means that you bring a general interest in autonomous driving and the related sub -areas. You will have the opportunity to accompany the project throughout the entire development period and to get involved in various areas. This will give you the opportunity to incorporate your own ideas and generally try things out. In addition, you will gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter and broader specialist knowledge. The transition to or the integration of a thesis is of course also possible and welcome!

Your Responsibilities

  • Development of drivers/tools
  • Hardware setup/maintenance

Our Offer

  • An interdisciplinary work environment with partners from academia, industry, and users
  • Fun working in a young and motivated team
  • Constructive collaboration, plenty of room to contribute your own ideas
  • Diverse tasks, flexible working hours

Your Profile

  • Independent thinking and working
  • Very good knowledge of German or English
  • First programming experience
  • Interest in autonomous driving
  • Interest in mechanical work


We look forward to receiving your PDF application to Daniel Bogdoll, with the following :

  • Two sentences on why you are interested in the position and how many h/week you would like to work
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • Current transcript of grades

Job Description

  • Start: immediately