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Webasto Makeathon - Autonomous Driving

21. - 23.10.2022 I Impact Hub Munich

What's in for you?

  • 48 hours startup atmosphere sniffing
  • Solve challenges in small creative teams
  • Collect € 2,000 in prize money as the winning team
  • Contacts for possible jobs or working student activities
  • Room for own ideas and creativity
  • Certificate of participation as a boost for job applications
  • Meals and overnight stay

Webasto Makeathon 2022 in Munich - Let’s join our forces!

What you bring

Whether you are a Controls Engineer, Big Data Scientist, Mechatronics Engineer, Electronics or ECU Developer, here are the skills you should bring to the table: Working with sensor data is nothing new for you, terms like "lidar point clouds", "camera streams" or "sensor availability and sensor view" you understand even without google as well as AR/VR, Big data, Data Science as well as Machine Learning are exciting topics for you. 

Fits? Then the Makeathon is exactly the right event for you.

Webasto Makeathon - Show what you can do

Challenges overview

  • Sensor fusion from sensor images (radar, lidar, camera), creation of a 360-degree overall environment as a basis for vehicle intelligence, visualization of the vehicle while driving.
  • Scene recognition and tagging, creation of an automated evaluation of the sensor recordings.
  • Optimization of sensor availability, design of a sensor cleaning system, creation of sensor cleaning cycles based on the measurement data.

Makeathon - Short Overview

We have a cool program planned for the Makeathon at the Impact Hub in Munich, with a bit of everything - you can tinker, develop, program, pitch, network, eat, drink and laugh. Have fun! 

    • 16:00 Check-in & Registration – Welcome & Get to know each other
      Opening Key Note “Sensor Integration for Autonomous Driving”
      Sprint 1 – Challenge introduction & Team meet up
    • 20:00 TGIF (Thank God it’s Friday) Pizza & Beer
      Open End – developing sessions, socializing & having fun
    • 08:30 Morning Check-in & Caffeine Boost
      2. Sprint - Start Developing Sessions
    • 12:00 Energizing Lunch
      3. Sprint – Deep Dive Developing Sessions
    • 16:00 Cake & Coffee
      4. Sprint - Even more Developing & Mentorship
    • 20:00 Get Together
      Open end – developing sessions, socializing & having fun
    • 08:30 Morning Check-in & Caffeine Boost
      5. Sprint - Preparation Pitches
    • 12:00 Energizing Lunch
      Pitches & Winners Announcement
    • 15:00 Wrap up & Goodbye 
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Our Experts

With our roof sensor module, we have developed a concept for autonomous driving that succeeds in integrating the sensor technology into the car roof in a visually appealing way. Our experts will tell you more about it at the Makeathon.

Michael Huelsen

Product Manager Roof Sensor Module

Magnus Sviberg

System Manager Roof Sensor Module

Webasto SE - Our Inspiration Drives the World of Mobility

That is Webasto

We are innovation drivers, a traditional and a dynamic family business, visionary trailblazers for the mobility of today and tomorrow, and global market leaders for roof systems and heaters.

With our expertise in roof systems, heating and cooling, batteries and charging systems, we offer solutions for every drive and support our customers in the transition to electromobility. To actively shape the future of autonomous driving, we are looking for bright minds, innovative thinking and team players. Interested?

Webasto SE - Our Inspiration Drives the World of Mobility


Do you have further questions about the event? Then please send us an e-mail to

  • The term Makeathon is a play on words from "to make" and "marathon" and is an interactive format for everyone who wants to make a difference with their creative ideas. In agile and interdisciplinary teams, people design and program together. Within a very short time, technological concepts are developed or innovative prototypes are created.

  • You simply apply with your data via the registration link. The number of participants is limited, you will receive an email informing you if you are included and of course everything else what is important for your participation.

  • Basically we focus on students from the 4th semester (Bachelor) on. Young professionals who have already gained some work experience are also welcome.

  • Nothing, participation is free of charge and you only pay for your travel expenses.

  • No, you will meet many open-hearted and dynamic people and we have a networking event on the first evening. We also do team matching in advance.

  • We offer overnight accommodations at a nearby hotel. If you prefer to stay overnight at the location, bring your personal gear, such as a sleeping bag and sleeping pad (unless you like sleeping on hard ground).

  • Please bring your laptop, charging cable, mobile device and necessary hygiene items. We will provide you with a workspace, high-speed internet access, extensive equipment, and support from our experts. You are also welcome to use your own tools and programs - please provide us with the relevant information when registering, and we can take care of the technical requirements.

  • We will provide you with food, drinks and snacks during the weekend.

  • No. Come as you are.

Social Wall

You want to learn more? Then visit our social media channels! Here you can expect exciting insights into the work at Webasto, regular updates on our products and of course news about our Roof Sensor Module - we look forward to seeing you! 

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Here it is quick and easy. You will then receive a confirmation email with all important information.

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