Programming is like being an athlete.
Emir Aritürk is a professional when it comes to software development. Together with his co-workers in the User Interaction Software team, he is currently working to ensure that users of the next Mercedes-Benz S-Class can interact even better with their vehicle, and to make the cockpit an even more pleasant experience and environment. In his interview, Emir tells us why programming is like a professional sport, why in-vehicle software will be even more important in the future, and what he, as an engineer with Turkish roots, particularly appreciates about Germany as a technology center.
Developing new vehicles is about creating pleasant environments. User interaction software plays an important role in this regard.
Being 26 makes me one of the youngest members of the team, but I was given a lot of trust and responsibility right from the start.
Occupants of the new S-Class will be supported using artificial intelligence in the future. In short, it will just be very cool.
In 2019, when Emir Aritürk came to Sindelfingen to work as a software developer, he had already perfected his German language skills, having completed internships at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and at former Daimler in Untertürkheim during his degree. But he still needed to refresh his knowledge of the language (or dialect) in order to understand his co-workers' charming Swabian accents. When it comes to development, making himself understood using the programming languages Python and C++ was not a problem from day one.