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Former CAR Intern Acknowledged with Ernst-Blickle Graduate Award

Goetz (top row, eighth from left) with fellow award recipientsGoetz (top row, eighth from left) with fellow award recipientsFormer Center for Automotive Research (CAR) intern, Simon Göltz is the recipient of the 2019 Ernst-Blickle Graduate Award.

Established in 1989, this award is given annually to masters and diploma students who meet specified requirements and are studying electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or economics at the university level in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Göltz studied engineering cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart in Germany and interned at CAR working on the NEXTCAR-Project for his master thesis. His research interests centered around fuel consumption optimization of a mild hybrid vehicle using route information. The combination of the classical methods of dynamic programing with an actual research topic made his thesis a candidate for the Ernst-Blickle Graduate Award.

“In addition to completing my studies, my internship at CAR gave me experience researching works outside of Germany,” said Göltz. “CAR also provided me with experience in connected vehicles and inspired me to work as a graduate research associate at the Institute for System Dynamics at the University of Stuttgart.”