The MathWorks Welcomes Future Automotive Engineers

09_MathWorks_logo_RGBAs Year 2 of EcoCAR heats up and teams turn their focus from virtual design to physical integration, teams will undoubtedly look toward software tools provided by The MathWorks as a Platinum sponsor.

The MathWorks will host 2 days of hands-on training at our Natick, MA campus during the upcoming EcoCAR Fall Workshop. EcoCAR teams can tailor their instruction to best suit their designs’ needs by selecting from 3 tracks of courses offered during the workshop.

So whether a novice or power user, teams will leave the workshop solidly grounded in MathWorks software tools, such as MATLAB, Simulink and a range of other tools for Model-Based Design and control strategy development that will be central to the team’s activities in the year ahead.

Widely adopted in the automotive industry, Model-Based Design places a high-level system model at the center of the vehicle development process. This approach enables teams to continually refine their design in a math-based environment before making any physical changes to the vehicle and components – saving the teams extensive time and costly resources.

MathWorks software tools such as Simulink and Stateflow have become a staple of the automotive industry for development of in-vehicle controllers. Using Model-Based Design, distributed engineering teams can efficiently create multi-domain designs for embedded systems, verify the system functionality, and automatically generate code for deployment to embedded controllers. The MathWorks tools will play a big role in control strategy design and development throughout year 2 of the competition.

In the spirit of work hard/play hard, social activities are on the syllabus too! Wednesday evening students will suit up and hit the race track to compete on two indoor tracks at F1 Boston. Friday night includes time to explore Boston’s historic Quincy Market for a group dinner.

The MathWorks is proud to sponsor the innovative work being done by the EcoCAR teams. We’re excited to host the next generation of automotive engineers and are looking forward to a great workshop!

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