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The Vehicle Controls team is functionally located between motion planning and the vehicle platform. We apply motion control to closely follow the trajectories received by motion planning by requesting steering, propulsion, and braking, as well as controlling other vehicle actuators such as the transmission. We use sophisticated motion control methods that optimize for dynamic feasibility, safety, and comfort.
We collaborate with Motion Planning, Systems Engineering, Simulation, and other teams on multi-functional projects to ensure the performance and robustness of our software and the system as a whole given the vehicle’s underlying physics.
At Cruise, our team is responsible for the vehicle modeling, path following, and interfaces to actuator layers to ensure that the physical vehicle is able to smoothly and accurately execute the planned trajectory in presence of disturbances and uncertainty encountered in the cities we’re operating in.
We are looking for an Intern to help us on some challenging projects related to the domains specified above.
What you’ll be doing:
While the specific project you’ll be working on will be determined closer to the start date, our goal for an internship is to have the intern work on a challenging project appropriate for their background that moves the needle for the Controls team and Cruise. An internship with the controls team could include working on:
- Modeling of vehicle dynamics
- Design or modification of observers.
- Design of tools that help us assess performance or system behavior.
- Implementation to production readiness of related functionality in C++ or Python.
What you must have:
- Graduate student (or relevant previous internship experience) in CS, EE, or ME, preferably with a focus on control systems or related fields.
- Very good understanding of system dynamics and/or control systems.
- Excellent problem solving skills.
- Strong programming skills in C++ and/or Python.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience with control of autonomous robots.
- Experience with dynamic modeling of vehicles.
- Intern program elements:
- Ownership of impactful project work
- Mentorship and training
- Networking events
- Intern perks:
- Competitive compensation
- Company paid holidays
- Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
- We’re Integrated
- Through our partnerships with General Motors and Honda, we are the only self-driving company with fully integrated manufacturing at scale.
- We’re Funded
- GM, Honda, Microsoft, SoftBank, and T. Rowe Price have invested billions in Cruise. Their backing for our technology demonstrates their confidence in our progress, team, and vision and makes us one of the leading autonomous vehicle organizations in the industry. Our deep resources greatly accelerate our operating speed.
- We’re Independent
- We have our own governance, board of directors, equity, and investors. Our independence allows us to not just work on the edge of technology, but also define it.
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