Reference code: CON-035

Master Thesis - Methodology to evaluate the impact of Software-defined Vehicles on R&D organizations and the product development process

Master Thesis - Methodology to evaluate the impact of Software-defined Vehicles on R&D organizations and the product development process

Aachen, Cologne, Munich

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FEV Consulting
FEV Consulting GmbH

What we do - and why!

Mobility connects people. People shape mobility. With over 6,600 employees around the globe, we develop revolutionary and efficient drive systems, we cross-link vehicles with each other and their surroundings, and we strive to make our lives safer using intelligent systems. We need the right people at the right place to do so. People who turn visions into reality – who think outside the box and promote innovation. People who are ready to push the envelope. Are you ready?


Software-defined vehicles are transforming the automotive industry. The vehicle of the future will no longer be differentiated by mechanical characteristics, but by software related features. As a consequence, current automotive development processes and the R&D organization must be rethought. In this paper you will develop a methodology to assess the readiness for software-defined-vehicle development of companies and assess what needs in terms of processes, organizational set-up and competences.



Your task and profile

  • Elaboration of the influence of the trend software-defined vehicles on the product development process and the development organization
  • Development of a question-based scheme to assess the "readiness" of major Automotive OEMs and suppliers
  • Preparation, execution, and discussion of the results of a survey that shall be conducted together with a professional market research institute
  • Study of Industrial, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or a related field of study


What we offer

Corporate culture: 
From the very beginning, you will have a mentor and the freedom to grow personally and professionally, because we live an appreciative and contemporary corporate culture. In addition to time-outs during our table tennis or kicker tournaments, there are also regular team and company events. Friday beer or BBQ Lunches on the roof terrace also speak for our close team network.

Diverse career prospects: 
Your career path is clearly defined and tailored to you. An open feedback culture and various internal and external training opportunities allow you to discover and perfect your strengths. Regular feedback meetings and project evaluations give you the opportunity to reflect on your work and development.

Work-life balance: 
Satisfied employees perform outstanding work. That's why we give you the freedom to contribute to the company in a flexible and self-organized way. The high project diversity including on and off-site presence as well as compensatory days or remote work ensure the necessary framework to combine professional and private life.

Additional benefits: 
30 days of vacation, capital-forming benefits, employee discounts, or sabbaticals are also available to our colleagues.

Personal contact

Sina Aumann
Human Resources - FEV Consulting GmbH

Phone +49 160 746 3685

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