Thursday, July 20, 2023

Development of a software for packaging

Topic and Goal of the Thesis

Highly automated driving according to SAE-L4 highly challenges the development of novel vehicle interiors. Currently it is unknown which use cases are demanded by users and how according interior designs should look like in order to achieve a high user acceptance. The aim of this thesis is to develop a software that is able to communicate with CATIA and create interior packages semi-automatically. Accordingly, a backend for the vehicle engineer, the software’s logic and communication with CATIA have to be programmed.

Working Points

  • Become familiar with terminologies of highly automated driving, the process of packaging and the SAE J1100 standard
  • Systematic derivation of several solutions regarding the backend, logic and communication with CATIA
  • Evaluation and selection of the best solution regarding the backend, logic and communication with CATIA
  • Programming the software itself and verification of its functionality


  • Very good English or German language skills
  • Reliability, commitment and enjoyment of working independently
  • Experience with python
  • Experience with Vehicle Development and Packaging is an advantage

Note: Please attach brief resume and grade summary.


Claus Bertram Heinrich Bonerz M.Sc.
Group Leader Vehicle Concepts & Mobility Systems
+49 241 80 26717

Type of work



Earliest possible date

Prior knowledge

Programming in Python, Computer Sciences, Automotive Engineering, Design


Deutsch, Englisch

Research area

Fahrzeugkonzepte & HMI


Institute for Automotive Engineering
RWTH Aachen University
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen · Germany
+49 241 80 25600

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