GEWI Participates in Successful “Steps to Work” Internship Program

GEWI has a long history of attracting some of the most talented technical staff in the industry. Thanks to the “Steps to work” program initiated by the IWS Institute and funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and from the state Saxony-Anhalt, two students were provided an opportunity to work firsthand with the GEWI technical staff. The goal of the program is to provide hands-on experience and provide students a head start towards a career in their field of study.

Markus Bergt and Martin Koppehel were selected to participate in this program with GEWI and in October 2012 presented their paper and project work to the other companies, teachers and university representatives involved in the program.

During their time at GEWI from April to October 2012, Markus and Martin worked on configuring TIC camera features including creating “Visible area” and “Direction” information as well as identifying hundreds of new traffic cameras that can be used with TIC in the USA, Russia, UK and Germany. They also added additional information into the TIC “Country” data which is fundamental to localization features including maximum legal speeds per road class, road class name and area category name.

Their internship also included programming tasks including software modifications to connect TIC with Twitter and create diversion routes in TIC for German autobahns.

By all measures the “Steps to work” program has proven quite successful for all parties involved and has already put Markus and Martin to work as GEWI has extended their assignment until the end of 2012.
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