Internship | Energy Prediction Digital Twin for Electric Vehicles Integrating CARLA into MATLAB/Simulink – TNO – Helmond

  • Helmond


About this position

The world needs powertrains with zero-environmental impact. We create them at TNO Powertrains. Do you want to be a part of this endeavour? Join us at the Automotive Campus in Helmond, and accelerate the energy transition today! At TNO Powertrains, we enable the seamless energy transition of the automotive sector, supporting electric vehicle fleet activities and designing charging hubs. To this effect, we analyse the electric energy implications from grid to wheel and research methods to optimize energy usage using digital twins.

What will be your role?

Your assignment, should you choose to accept, will involve playing a pivotal role in the development and demonstration of electric vehicle digital twins. You will have the opportunity to apply a Model-based System Engineering (MBSE) process to develop the digital twin. Your responsibilities will include integrating CARLA with Simulink for realistic testing scenarios, and optimizing energy usage through innovative digital twin development. Further details of the assignment are open to discussion and will be determined in consultation with you. The length of the assignment is also to be adjusted according to the needs of your educational institution.

You will be joining a dynamic team of researchers dedicated to advancing sustainable transportation solutions. Our team at TNO Powertrains focusses on supporting electric transport solutions, such as charging hubs, charge planning and maximizing battery life. As a part of our team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with our talented researchers and contribute to the development of cutting-edge solutions that will shape the future of electric vehicle technology.

What we expect from you

  • You are a master student in a relevant field, for example automotive technology, computer science, electrical engineering or related field.
  • Knowledge in Matlab/Simulink.
  • Knowledge in Python.
  • Knowledge in Model-based Systems Engineering.
  • You enjoy developing innovative solutions to technically challenging problems and have the right mix of intellectual curiosity and pragmatism.
  • What you’ll get in return

    You want an internship opportunity on the precursor of your career; an internship gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Furthermore, we provide:

  • A highly professional, innovative internship environment, within a team of top experts.
  • A suitable internship allowance ( euro for wo- and hbo-students, euro for mbo-students, for a full-time internship).
  • Possibility of eight hours of free leave per internship month (for a full-time internship).
  • A free membership of , where you can meet other TNO professionals and join , such as sports activities, (work-related) courses or the yearly ski-trip.
  • Use of a laptop.
  • An allowance for travel expenses in case you don’t receive an OV-card.
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