West Virginia University’s EcoCAR 3 Team is teaming up with MathWorks

West Virginia University’s EcoCAR 3 Team is teaming up with MathWorks to create something so innovative that it will take four years to perfect! A hybrid-electric Chevrolet Camaro is in the making, and with the help of sponsors like MathWorks, these students are gaining real-world experience using the software programs of engineering professionals. In order for students to meet the demanding design challenges of EcoCAR 3, teams are being given four years to design, build and test their eco-friendly, automotive masterpieces. Year one is especially important and sets the tone for the hands-on work that will follow in years two, three and four.

 MathWorks is the creator of both MATLAB and Simulink—two modeling and simulation programs that the West Virginia University team knows well. By using these programs, students are able to understand how their hybrid-electric Chevrolet Camaro will perform, before they even begin working in the garage. While the technical information these programs calculate is important, it is the mentorship that MathWorks provides to these students that really make the learning experience one to remember. Watch now to learn more about how WVU is teaming up with MathWorks to make the future just a little bit brighter.

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