Internship & Graduation Projects

Looking for an engineering internship or graduation project? At e-Traction, you’ll get a chance to work on highly innovative projects! We are always interested in finding talented students that like to push innovation and sustainability in the automotive industry.

We have the following internship- en graduation assignments available (please click for more information on the assignment):

Internship - Software and System Engineering

Internship Assignment: Improvement and extension of Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) testing

Internship/Graduation Assignment

Improvement and extension of Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) testing

 

About e-Traction

Founded in the Netherlands e-Traction offers superior technology in e-mobility and related services that is based on solid expertise and experience. Since 1981 the key focus has been to commercialize and integrate innovative and state of the art e-mobility solutions.

We developed a unique electric in-wheel powertrain technology which offers the essence of pure direct drive power. With our sustainable technology only a bare minimum of components is required to reach the highest efficiency level. The simplicity of our drivetrain is the ultimate sophistication.

e-Traction Drive technology portfolio also consists of a scalable 3-phase inverter platform that can be applied and adopted throughout a wide variety of vehicles such as passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and off-highway vehicles.

Assignment description

This assignment focusses on the validation of generated and hand-coded software of our in-house developed high voltage inverter. The validation in this assignment will contribute to the improvement of the current tests and to extend these tests. As more functionality is added, test cases should be updated or added to increase the test coverage. Part of this assignment is to determine the current test coverage and set a goal for the final coverage.

After software is unit tested the software is flashed on the target hardware (ECU) and it’s functionality is tested with this so called Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) tests. A real-time PC is simulating all motor and vehicle behaviour. The complexity is increased when the same HIL set-up should be capable of testing different software variants.

The assignee is expected to follow the processes defined at e-Traction. An out-of-the-box thinking as well as a pro-active approach to problem solving are encouraged.

The assignment consists of

  • Getting experience with Simulink Test, Continuous Integration (CI) and with the HIL hardware
  • Reading requirements, determine test scope and defining new test cases
  • Improving existing test cases and increase code coverage by adding new test cases

Profile

  • Bachelor Automotive/Electrical/Embedded engineering or computer science background
  • MATLAB Simulink
  • Microsoft Office

For more information regarding this assignment, contact Willem Roovers, T. +31 (0)55 521 11 11 M. w.roovers@e-traction.com

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Graduation assignment: Diagnostics/Calibration/Test Tooling Development

Graduation Assignment

Diagnostics/Calibration/Test Tooling Development

About e-Traction
Founded in the Netherlands e-Traction offers superior technology in e-mobility and related services that is based on solid expertise and experience. Since 1981 the key focus has been to commercialize and integrate innovative and state of the art e-mobility solutions.

We developed a unique electric in-wheel powertrain technology which offers the essence of pure direct drive power. With our sustainable technology only a bare minimum of components is required to reach the highest efciency level. The simplicity of our drivetrain is the ultimate sophistication.

The core of e-Traction’s product portfolio is a program called TheMotion. TheMotion covers the three fundamental elements of electric drive-train systems: TheWheel, TheDrive and TheControl PCM.

Assignment description

This assignment is about contribution to the development of software tooling (EDiSA) necessary to perform the following activities with a number of ECUs present in our TheMotion system:

  • Symptom and error based diagnostics.
  • Calibration of parameters that influence the behaviour of the individual components.
  • The execution of test sequences during production, commissioning and test activities.
  • The download of ECU software and data.

EDiSA will be designed such that both local (by means of CANbus communication) and remote (by means of 3G/4G internet) connections are possible. Since EDiSA is applied in an automotive environment, many industry standards apply such as:

  • UDS (Unified Diagnostic Services)
  • ODX (Open Diagnostic Data Exchange)
  • OTX (Open Test sequence eXchange)
  • ISO-TP (Transport Layer) - ISO 15765-2
  • SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) J1939
  • CAN 2.0B
  • D-PDU API (ISO 22900-2) - Standardized Vehicle Access
  • D-Server API (ISO 22900)

From the technology side a lower-layer software solution is used from a supplier that provides an API towards our custom designed GUI. The software design is performed using C# .NET and the Windows Presentation Foundation. The candidate will focus on the following topics that are part of the assignment shown underneath in order of priority.

  • EDiSA requirements engineering
  • Authoring of ODX files that specify all ECU data
  • Authoring of OTX files that specify our ECU diagnostic sequences
  • Defining a functional and technical approach for guided diagnostics
  • Defining a technical approach for remote vehicle communication, data storage and analysis.

The research question

  • Specify, develop and validate diagnostic tooling functionality for an in-wheel motor based electric power-train.

The assignment consists of

  • Literature study on the automotive diagnostic domain, procedures and standards
  • Authoring of diagnostic data and procedures
  • Verification of EDiSA procedures
  • Documentation of the findings, design and verification results

Profile

  • Automotive background
  • Skilled in the domain of software engineering
  • Microsoft Office (or LaTeX) for reporting and presentation of results

For more information regarding this assignment, contact Geert Kwintenberg, T. +31 (0)55 521 11 11 - g.kwintenberg@e-traction.com

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If you are interested in one of these projects, we welcome you to apply by using the ‘Apply now’ button! If you are interested in more than one project we welcome you to fill in an open application here and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.