Managing the life cycle of powertrain software development.
Xingyi Wang brings emotion to the road: With a degree in electrical engineering, she and her team in Beijing, China, coordinate the global powertrain software release for Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder gasoline engines - ensuring that Mercedes-Benz vehicles offer a perfect driving experience and great driving pleasure. In her interview, Xingyi Wang explains why she has been passionate about electrical engineering since her school days, what her studies in Germany have to do with her family, and why her job sometimes requires negotiating skills.
Thousands of functions for the powertrain
Thousands of functions are required for precise control of our powertrain. Hundreds of project team members around the world are working on solutions to ensure that our powertrains offer the best driving pleasure, efficiency and quality for the customer.
In person: In Xingyi Wang's (32) family, enthusiasm for technology plays a great part. Both her father and mother are engineers. Fascinated by electronics, Xingyi Wang decided to study electrical engineering and moved from her home country China to Germany. During her studies in Aachen, Xingyi Wang not only acquired her expertise in electrical engineering, but also discovered her fondness for German home cooking - Mettbrötchen (a type of bread roll often topped with pork) are still among her favorite snacks. In her spare time, Xingyi Wang likes to spend time with her family or plays some video games, which provide a perfect balance between relaxing and staying focused during the quest solving.