Ford Motor Company is committed to become the world’s most trusted mobility company, designing vehicles for a smart world that help people move more safely, confidently and freely. To make driving more exciting, enjoyable and sustainable, Vehicle Architecture Engineering is dedicated to deliver robust, validated, and reliable Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Active Part Assist and 360 Camera System. In this role, engineers will use simulation methods to improve vehicle level development, validation, and verification of Ford’s suite of Advanced Driver Assist Systems.
Conduct optical simulations for automotive lamps and lighting components
Execute appearance studies for exterior and interior lighting
Conduct benchmark studies of lighting components
Source tools, software, and equipment to extend photometric characterization and lighting simulation methods
Analyze appearance of car exterior and interior in VR with the focus on lighting components
Lead the integration of the plant and controller models for ADAS into an overall vehicle model
Lead the development of a simulation environment to enable the simulation of ADAS features related to exterior lighting
Lead the development of simulation test cases for the verification of ADAS lighting features
Execute the simulation test cases to verify the operation of the ADAS features and evaluate the vehicle behavior and its impact on customer experience.
Understand sensor system interactions in terms of vehicle dynamics to identify possible improvements and trade-offs.
Work with the Ford Hardware in the Loop, Simulator, and Ford vehicle test teams to establish simulation procedures to reduce dependency on vehicle level testing
Integrate models of ADAS sensors such as cameras, radars, and ultrasonics into a full vehicle simulation model
Support Algorithm engineers developing models of sensor fusion and other ADAS control algorithms
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with focus on control systems
1+ year of experience with simulation using MathWorks Simulink frameworks or equivalent (coursework allowed)
1+ year of experience in active safety systems and ADAS features such as AHBC, ACC, AEB, LKA and TJA (coursework allowed)
Deep knowledge in optical design and simulation tools (e.g. SPEOS, LightTools, ZEMAX, OSLO)
Experienced in VR and rendering tools (VRED, VRX, Keyshot,…)
2+ years of simulation experience using MathWorks Simulink frameworks or equivalent
2+ years of experience in active safety systems such as AHBC, ACC, AEB, LKA and TJA
Experienced visualization hardware (HMI, CAVE systems)
Hands-on experience developing vehicle or system level HIL environment.
Experience in development of control systems algorithms
Experience in Vehicle CAN network (CANayzer/CANape)
Experience with target identification and classification, path prediction, and target threat assessment algorithms
Experience with Human-Machine Interface (HMI) development
Experience with remote sensing systems such as radar, camera, LIDAR or ultrasonic
Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we are Built Ford Tough. We are one team striving to make people’s lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.
Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.
Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.