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    Are you a creator, inventor, and loves creating or improving usability, possess user-centric attitude? Check out this awesome opportunty that will use your inventive talents! 






    Create new application ideas for ITS (intelligent transportation system) technology and show its proof of concept to evaluators through rapid prototyping. This includes some of the following:


    • Create new end-to-end HMI for driver assistant systems and conduct both in-lab and in-vehicle test. HMI is all modalities (visual, audio, or haptic) that is appropriate for the concept.
    • Identify opportunities for concept(s) and participate in brainstorming sessions.
    • Perform vehicle retrofits with new technologies, electrical wiring, mechanical installation, and control.
    • Technology scouting for new applications, novelty or unique ideas to improve safety.
    • Collaborate with device vendors, universities, and/or other Honda internal departments for building new prototype application.
    • Participate in internal or external brainstorming sessions to generate new application ideas.
    • Conduct test drive for application tuning or debugging.


    Experience/Knowledge (Ideally experience, but even knowledge may be enough)


    • Able to design and create graphics, audio, or haptic human interfaces.
    • Application is any one of C/C++, C#, Java, or Python. Preference is C#.NET.
    • Experienced with QT
    • General engineering experimental and analytical skills using common tools.



    • Programming Android platform
    • Is able to build multi-threaded applications on Windows: .NET, WPF, WinForms, Animations, Gaming platforms, Unity, OF, or Mono. OpenGL, DirectX, device drivers’ encapsulation, XML.
    • Plus if cross-platform experience such as Xamarin, OF. Familiar with Arduino, NetDuino, haptics, and auditory devices, TCP/IP, UDP.
    • Psychological research or human factor/ergonomics knowledge.
    • Ability to interface devices at hardware, software, and control level within vehicle. Example: able to wire-harnesses and route wiring between control devices to graphical, audio, or haptic devices, design and build simple in-car mounting fixtures, vehicle CAN interface.

    Other Characteristics (Also Important)

    • Has a passion to create and try new ideas
    • Go-getter attitude, self-sufficient, self-starter; stand on his/her abilities to complete tasks
    • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Able to work cooperatively with others
    • Able and eager to quickly learn in all these ways: by searching, reading, example, trial and error
    • Able to take higher level requests and ideas to completion independently
    • Demonstrated inventiveness
    • Comfortable working in a multicultural environment
    • Willing to travel (probably no more than once every two months in duration of couple of days)
    • Willing to work long hours on occasions


    • Does not mind working on new and diverse things as opposed to developing perfection in one area



    Bachelor’s degree (a 4-year degree) in any one of the following disciplines, or in a similar discipline:

    • human factors engineering, ergonomics engineering, engineering psychology, computer science, information engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, software engineering, electrical engineering


    • Education in a combination of multiple disciplines
    • Higher degree(s) are preferred


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