Internship | Visualization tool for automated driving



Education type

higher professional education (hbo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

We are looking for a student to develop a visualization tool for automated driving vehicles. Background: At the Automotive Campus in Helmond TNO is developing software for automated driving vehicles. The developed software is used in pilots and demonstrated to (potential) customers. To demonstrate how the software works an intuitive visualization tool with overlays of detected and interpreted objects is needed. The visualization will be used in live-demonstrations, to show graphically how the intelligent vehicle interprets its environment and to show its own intention. The first application your tool will be used for its automated valet parking.

The thesis consists of two parts:
  • Inventory: We ask you to create an overview of available visualization methods (intern and extern) in the ROS framework for the visualization of detected objects. the outcome will be an overview of suitable plug-ins to be used for the development of the tool itself.
  • Development: We ask you to develop a tool (inclusive documentation) by which detected objects (like: cars, cyclist, road layout, ...) can be visualized as an overlay on a camera-view. We are looking for a parameterizable solution, usable for different types of camera's and objects. TNO will supply a defined output architecture and message set as starting point.

What do we require of you?

We require that you have experience with C++ and Linux. We see experience with ROS as a benefit. We like you to start as soon as possible. The thesis fits to a 3 month project (based on full time availability). We require you to work in Helmond at the TNO office to enable you to work with our tools and to have short communication lines.

What can you expect of your work situation?

You will work at the Integrated Vehicle Safety department of TNO on the Automotive Campus in Helmond. In this department people are working on developing software for automated driving vehicles. The developed software is tested in pilots and on the public road. Click here to find out more about the IVS department. The people are young, enthusiastic and driven. You will work in an open area, within your own team. One of our employees will be your mentor. He will help you to get acquainted with the department and give you guidelines for your research in order to help you to get the best out of it.

What can TNO offer you?

You want to work on the precursor of your career, an internship provides you with the opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO also 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 exceed yourself and your expectations. We also provide suitable compensation for internships.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Contact: Jorrit Goos
Phone number: +31 (0)6-110 68251

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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