This internship gives you the opportunity to carry out technology and market analysis aiming at improving the monitoring technology further, while at the same time finding new applications for the technology.
What will you be doing?
The department of Sustainable Transport and Logistics (STL) has several projects that focus on monitoring vehicles for real world performance. In order to gain a clear picture of vehicle emissions, fuel consumption and typical vehicle usage, it is necessary to monitor and test vehicles in a large number of real-life situations. Within the Living Car Lab project, STL is developing new technology in the form of dongles for onboard monitoring. Because such dongles are relatively in-expensive and compact they can be installed in large number of road vehicles, while the vehicle in question can be used in the normal way while it is being monitored. This means that monitoring can be taken over a longer period of time, making it possible to gather large quantities of driving data. The Living Car Lab project is aimed at expanding and simplifying the current toolset to monitor driving behavior and emissions and setting up a large group of vehicles that are being monitored. The approach as a whole for providing solid and sound emission factors (emission and driving behavior monitoring) does not yet exist.
This internship gives you the opportunity to carry out technology and market analysis aiming at improving the monitoring technology further, while at the same time finding new applications for the technology.Your work will focus on 3 distinct tasks:
- Carry out a feasibility study for the application of the in-vehicle monitoring technology for other modalities such as Maritime, Non-road mobile machinery, L-category (2 and 3wheelers), etc.
- Deliver support in exploiting the technical know-how of this unique and innovative monitoring concept, by developing unique value proposition for different stakeholders. Such unique value proposition could be along the lines of selling IP/know-how or the data produced by the monitoring activities that run within the living car lab. Relevant stakeholders could be governmental bodies (national, international, regional), manufacturers and end-user of vehicles, ships and machinery.
- Understanding remote in-vehicle monitoring technology and carry out further technical analysis in identifying which additional information is available and could be incorporated in the monitoring activities.
What do we require of you?
You are focused on achieving results and having influence and impact within TNO. You have a broad knowledge of vehicle technology on one hand and a strong business acumen to understand how innovations are brought to market. You combine these qualities with a good dose of enthusiasm to work on sustainable mobility, both in a technical and business sense. You take ownership of your work and you are a team player who solves problems together with others. You are also structured, analytically and quantitatively strong. You are strong in communication and you can listen "actively".
What can you expect of your work situation?
TNO is an independent research organization that, based on its expertise and research, makes an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organizations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. With around 3000 employees, we work for a variety of clients: governments, SMEs, large companies, service providers and social organizations. Together we work on new knowledge, better products and clear advice on policy and processes. Everything we do is about impact. Our product and process innovations and our advice only make sense if the client can apply them to improve his competitive position. For governments it is important that they use the knowledge to organize its policy more effectively. Due to the COVID-19 situation you’ll work mostly from home.
What can TNO offer you?
You want to work 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 internship and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable internship compensation.
Has this vacancy sparked your interest?
Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the Netherlands may currently not be able to start an internship or graduation project at TNO.
Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.
Contact: Vincent Jonge, de
Phone number: +31(0)6-154 13185