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Intern, Summer 2018, Traffic Simulation Development

Intelligent Computing Division | Mountain View, CA | Internship

Job Description

Job Summary:

Toyota InfoTechnology Center U.S.A., Inc. (Toyota ITC) is looking for a highly self-motivated Masters/Bachelor student in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or related field as a Traffic Simmulation Developer Intern for summer 2018.


The objective of the internship is to provide interns with opportunities to utilize and apply their knowledge of Unity platform for the development of a traffic simulator. The intern will be responsible for assisting with creating traffic scenarios that can mimic the real world in simulator environment. In particular, the intern will implement the prototype for the control of one or more vehicles inside the simulator. 

As part of the research team, the intern will be responsible for:

  • Understanding the vehicle simulator architecture and the existing implementation to realize the prototype for modifying the behavior of one or more vehicles and communicating telemetry data with external modules.
  • Implement vehicle control and integration of control with external applications within microscopic/macroscopic traffic simulator (using C++ and/or Python.
  • Integrate, test and document the algorithms and detailed steps for prototype execution.


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Traffic Engineering, or related field with experience in development of algorithms in simulators.
  • Coursework/experience should demonstrate expertise in C++/Python development (environment development, programmatic control, communication, etc.)

Required Skills:

  • Excellent skills in design and development of prototypes.
  • Experience in using traffic simulators such as Aimsun.
  • Excellent coding skills in C++, Python, C, etc. Knowledge of MATLAB coding is optional.
  • Experience in communication control (e.g. TCP/IP, MQTT)
  • Design documentation (e.g. system diagrams, development methodology, etc.).

Administrative details:

  • Part-time or full-time internship for a duration up to 3 months in Toyota ITC in Mountain View, CA.
  • Applicants *must* already have the ability/authorization to work in the USA (Toyota ITC will NOT provide VISA support).
  • To apply for an intern position, please submit your application along with the following materials:
    • Resume/CV
    • Cover letter explaining your interest in the job and desired time frame for the internship 
    • Reference letters (optional)

About us:

Since 2001, Toyota InfoTechnology Center USA, Inc. has specialized in R&D and business research with a focus on cutting-edge information technologies to advance the driving experience of Toyota automobiles and safety of the automotive industry on the globe. ITC’s current areas of interest include future vehicular network,in-vehicle software and system architecture, vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology, intelligent computing technology including artificial intelligence and machine learning.