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Researcher, Connected Automated Driving

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0002989
Date Posted: Jun 11, 2021
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Researcher, Connected Automated Driving

Company: Hitachi America, Ltd.

Division: R&D / Automotive Products Research Laboratory

Location: Farmington Hills, MI

Status: Regular, Full-Time


Hitachi America, Ltd. ( is looking for a Ph.D./Master’s degree holder in Mechanical/Electrical/Computer Science/Robotics or related engineering field to join our automotive research & development team as a researcher to contribute in the area of connected automated driving research. The position will require sound knowledge on connected vehicle data management, data exchange, prediction, and control of automated vehicle using connected data to improve the overall system performance. The position requires the researcher to work as a team member with good communication and written skills.

Job Duties:

  • The candidate will work in close collaboration with Hitachi R&D teams in Japan and other automated driving researchers in the USA.
  • Create new concept, design algorithm, make test scenarios and validation strategies, perform experiments, and data analysis to design and improve connected vehicle applications.
  • The candidate should have the ability to make plans and execute them. He/she will perform complex system analysis with high level of analytical ability.
  • Periodic generation of invention disclosures based on research outcome.
  • Publish technical papers and attend/present at conferences and seminars.


  • Must have a Ph.D./Master’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Computer Science/Robotics or in a related engineering field
  • Knowledge of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) is required
  • Research experience in connected cooperative automated driving is preferred
  • Knowledge of soft computing/machine learning is required.
  • Strong programming skills in C++ and/or Python is required
  • Prior research experience in securing connected vehicle application using Blockchain is preferred
  • Experience in Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)/robotics systems development using camera and/or LIDAR is a plus
  • Knowledge of image processing and sensor fusion algorithms is a plus
  • Candidate should exhibit skills in technical writing and time and project management.

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