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DC Job Alert: Crash Avoidance / ITS Research @ Toyota

Automotive Crash Avoidance and Intelligent Transportation Systems Researcher-TMA0000S

TOYOTA is seeking to fill an automotive crash avoidance and intelligent transportation systems research position in our Washington, D.C. Technical and Regulatory Affairs Safety group. The candidate must be a professional individual with a working knowledge of key automotive crash avoidance and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) issues to serve as a technical liaison with U.S. government officials, industry representatives, as well as, Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan.


  • Provide policy support for crash avoidance technology and intelligent transportation system projects, especially for USDOT sponsored demonstration projects.
  • Review and analyze various policy and institutional issues under the USDOT initiative, including privacy/security, rule of use, governance and certification authority.
  • Represent Toyota in various external activities, including industry consortium committee as well as non-profit organization’s task force, to advocate company’s position on policy issues in cooperative safety systems.
  • Monitor and report ongoing DOT-sponsored ITS issues and FCC reports daily (e.g. Federal Register, ITS JPO website).
  • Attend crash avoidance technology and ITS related workshops and meetings as necessary and issue summary reports.
  • Assist in developing power point presentations and other official • documents. Toyota Motor North America will offer the successful candidate a competitive salary package commensurate with experience. TMA also offers a generous package of employee benefits.


General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or appropriate/relevant technical experience;
  • Ability to develop and enhance relationships with government and industry representatives;
  • Strong research and analytical skills, interpersonal skills, cooperative attitude, adaptability, and cultural sensitivity;
  • Knowledge of key federal agencies (RITA, NHTSA, FCC) and automotive engineering;
  • Willingness to travel regularly.

Skill Requirements

  • Working knowledge of key current crash avoidance technology and intelligent transportation systems issues; Proficiency with computer to assist in preparation of presentations and other project related documents; Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Bilingual (Japanese-English) preferred, but not required;
  • Previous regulatory experience preferred, but not required.

Job: Research
Primary Location: US-DC-Washington-Washington
Organization: TMA – Toyota Motor North America
Travel: Yes, 15% of the time

For more information about the position and to apply, please visit Toyota Talent Link at


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