45374: Computer scientist, Engineer, Mathematician, Physicist or similar - Urban trajectory planning for cooperative vehicles in traffic 5.0

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Braunschweig, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Transportation Systems



Area of research:

PHD Thesis



Part-Time Suitability:

The position is suitable for part-time employment.



Job description:

Design the future of mobility with us! Be part of an interdisciplinary team where dedicated women and men have turned their passion for tomorrow’s mobility into a career. Work with us in numerous national and international projects to develop cooperative and highly automated traffic systems on the road together with our research partners and the industry, to increase efficiency, comfort and safety in traffic.
In a cross-domain environment consisting of various modes of transportation, including automated road and rail vehicles as well as unmanned aerial vehicles, we offer you the opportunity to explore new paths in the development of futuristic cooperative traffic systems.


In your PhD, you will focus particularly on complex urban scenarios and emergency situations, where you will explore new aspects of trajectory planning through cooperation with other vehicles. Therefore, you will work on the following topics among others:


• Research on concepts of cooperative trajectory planning with other road users and road infrastructure
• Development of cooperative motion planning algorithms for safety applications on different levels of automation
• Evaluation and test of new functionalities with test drivers on the test track and on public roads


For your research, DLR offers you an integrated DLR-owned tool chain with numerous laboratories, (coupleable) simulators, automated test vehicles and research infrastructure in the field such as the Application platform for Intelligent Mobility (AIM) or the Test Field Lower Saxony.


To achieve your goals, you work in an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists, engineers, and ergonomists and you rely on the experience of psychologists in conducting volunteer studies. You will encounter a stimulating research environment, plenty of room for own ideas and international visibility. You will take over tasks with high responsibility that help shape the European and national environment. DLR offers many attractive qualification and education opportunities, e.g. DLR’s graduate program 



Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 45374