Process model for flexible and continuous development of vehicle functions

  • Subject:Development of flexible vehicle architectures
  • Type:Bachelorarbeit
  • Date:ab 03 / 2023
  • Tutor:

    M. Sc. Jacqueline Henle

  • Zusatzfeld:

    FZI Außenstelle Berlin. Hybrides Arbeiten nach Absprache möglich.

Process model for flexible and continuous development of vehicle functions



The integration of a vehicle into the digital ecosystem gains more and more importance. Thus, customers expect to continuously adapt and enhance vehicle functions over the cars lifecycle. Therefore the requirements posed towards the development and operation of a vehicle change.

In the course of this thesis a process model should be developed mapping these dynamic and flexible advancements during the lifecycle. The necessary data structures as well as regulatory demands and technical requirements are in the focus of that work.

The thesis will be related to the publicly sponsored project SofDCar. The consortium cooperating in this project consists of automotive companies and research organizations such as Mercedes Benz, Bosch, ETAS and ZF as well as the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the FZI Research Center for Information Technology amongst others.

The thesis is announced by the FZI office in Berlin, it is therefore possible to work in Berlin or in Karlsruhe. Temporary stays in either location are also possible.


  • You will work in a nation-wide, publicly funded project with a focus on software defined vehicles, more information:
  • You will design and implement new and innovative methods and processes.
  • You will become acquainted with existing algorithms and tools to adapt and enhance them.
  • You will support the research work in the context of vehicle software architectures and systems engineering.


  • You are in the course of your bachelors degree in the field of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering or related studies.
  • You are experienced in Systems Engineering.
  • You have above-average extent of motivation and personal interest as well as a thorough, precise and independent working spirit.
  • You have good oral and written German and/or English skills.