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Toyota Motor Europe

2019-2519 Internship xEV power electronics model and implementation in powertrain for vehicle performance simulation

Company description

TOYOTA is one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers and a leading global corporation.
Founded in 1937. Toyota now sells vehicles in 170 countries and employs over 300.000 people.
Based in Brussels, Belgium, and staffed by 2.700 people and more than 60 nationalities,
Toyota Motor Europe (TME) handles the wholesale marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts & accessories, and manages Toyota’s European R&D, manufacturing and engineering operations

Job description

Our Team:

Research and Development (R&D) in Toyota Motor Europe is responsible for development of attractive, competitive, superior quality cars matching European market requirements.

Our target is to develop solutions that can be implemented in the powertrain system to reduce fuel consumption, cost, weight of Toyota’s vehicles as well as improve their drivability supporting Toyota mission of ‘ALWAYS MAKING BETTER CARS’.

Internship details:

You will be working within our Advanced Powertrain department and your tasks will include:

  • Investigation of powertrain electrical sub-system technologies (battery, inverter, DCDC converter, electric motor, on-board charger)
  • Investigation of methodologies for simulating electrical powertrain system EMC/EMI performance in a vehicle
  • Investigate converter/inverter topologies and control
  • Model electrical sub-system using numerical tools (Simulink/Simscape, Ansys, SPICE, …)
  • Assembly of sub-systems in a powertrain system and simple vehicle model
  • Estimation of powertrain system EMC/EMI performance through simulation

The internship can be part of a master thesis.

Searched Profile

  • Master or PhD student in the field of power electronics, electric motor and battery
  • Keen interest in advanced powertrain technologies and cars in general.
  • Good skills of physics, mathematics (engineering calculations, time series data analysis)
  • Good notions of programming / simulation
  • Computer skills: MS Office, Matlab, Simulink, Ansys Simplorer/AEDT, AMESim, PSPICE, etc.
  • Must be able to effectively & clearly communicate in English (written & spoken)

We offer

  • Paid internship
  • Place of Internship: Toyota Motor Europe R&D Center, Zaventem, Belgium
  • Starting date: Sep 1, 2019
  • Duration: Max. 6 months
  • Confidentiality: Due to business requirement, not all performed projects can be reflected in the internship report. This needs to be discussed with candidate/school in advance.

It is mandatory that applicants are students for the entire period of the internship. We can only accept students with an EEA or Swiss citizenship (not requiring a work permit or visa to be eligible to perform an internship in Belgium).

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