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Thesis (m/f/d) - Optimization and comparison of different concepts of highly automated lateral control using automated and simulative methods on a virtual vehicle


Level of experience: Pupils / Students
Tasks you will take on

The aim of the work is to compare different lateral control concepts in interaction with trajectory planning as part of the function development for a virtual vehicle. To this end, the existing functions are to be analyzed, optimized and compared in relevant scenarios. The comparative evaluation is to be implemented with regard to safety and comfort-relevant parameters using test automation.

The following points are to be addressed as part of the work:

  • Literature research on the topics of function development, lateral control, evaluation criteria, scenarios, optimization of controllers
  • Creating an overview of common concepts for lateral control
  • Analyzing the existing concept implementations and the interfaces to other functions (e.g. trajectory planner)
  • Analysis of the optimization potential of the controller parameters
  • Optional: in-house development and implementation of a controller approach
  • Compare the existing concepts using test automation in a simulation environment
  • Optimization of the controller parameters using relevant scenarios modelled in CarMaker
  • Evaluation based on selected safety and comfort criteria
  • Documentation of the results (in written form) and presentation of the results
Your qualifications include
  • Abstract thinking
  • Concept development
  • Python
  • C/C++
  • Basic knowledge about ADAS-functions
Your skills include
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking
  • Strong team and communication skills
  • High degree of personal responsibility and initiative
  • Good knowledge of German and English

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We develop functions and associated services for automated driving, driver assistance and mobility.

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FDTech GmbH
Bornaer Straße 205

09114 Chemnitz

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What’s in it for you

For more flexibility

We offer individual & flexible working hours, mobile working, flexible work assignments as well as a parent-child office.

For your development

We offer individual development paths, further education & training as well as comprehensive onboarding.

For your well-being

From the company doctor to a wide range of sporting activities such as yoga or volleyball to massage.

For your strengthening

We offer catering, free coffee specialties & water, daily fresh fruits and 30 vacation days.

For our team spirit

Regular events take place. From team events to company celebrations and after-work events.

For your wallet

We offer a Spendit-Card, VWL, a company pension scheme pension plan and a fair basic salary.

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FDTech is currently represented at three German locations. Besides our headquarters in the founding location Chemnitz, we work in our offices in Munich and Weyhausen, near Wolfsburg.

With this territorial positioning we are present at the most important German hubs of the industry and guarantee short distances for meetings and coordination processes with our clients.

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FDTech GmbH
Bornaer Straße 205

09114 Chemnitz


FDTech GmbH
Schleißheimer Straße 267

80809 Munich


FDTech GmbH
Vor dem Dorfe 15

38554 Weyhausen