MathWorks Sponsorship Helps Penn State Student Groups Design Hybrid Vehicle

BY: Tara Barry, Communications Team Member at Penn State

Since the FutureTruck competition in 1999, MathWorks has sponsored the Penn State University’s Advanced Vehicle Team (PSU AVT). As a leading computing software company, MathWorks provides the EcoCAR 3 teams with MATLAB and Simulink, software tools for creating mathematical models of the vehicles. MATLAB and Simulink allow the EcoCAR 3 teams to test vehicles in a virtual environment, saving time and money. These tools are key when testing the vehicle’s control algorithm, ensuring safety and road-readiness.

By using MathWorks’ products, engineering students gain first-hand experience with industry software in a working environment. The popularity of MATLAB across various industries gives students in the EcoCAR 3 competition an advantage in technical careers. In return, MathWorks can expand its brand awareness among young professionals and receive feedback.

Watch the video below to learn more about MathWorks’ contribution to PSU AVT and the EcoCAR 3 competition.