He doesn’t have to go into space to reach for the stars. Although Jacek would have liked that. As a child, he used to dream of becoming an astronaut. Along the way, he also made an in-depth study of astronomy and explored the night sky with his telescope. “I have always been interested in physics and technology. Once I had come to terms with the fact that I would never be an astronaut, I decided to be an engineer,” recalls Jacek.
Today, 32-year-old Jacek is a project leader for E/E Embedded Systems & AI located at the EDAG facilities in Lindau and Ulm, where a total of 40 software engineers are working primarily on software for self-driving cars. “This is all extremely complex, as these vehicles have to learn to perceive their environment, interpret it and then make appropriate decisions in any given situation. In this respect, AI – artificial intelligence – opens up new horizons for us,” says Jacek.