MathWorks today announced that teams from Ohio State University and University of Victoria have won the MathWorks Modeling Award as part of the EcoCAR 2 student competition. Additionally, the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University team earned third place. The award recognizes the teams’ use of MATLAB and Simulink for Model-Based Design during the three-year competition to re-engineer a Chevrolet Malibu to improve its fuel economy and reduce emissions.
EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future is a three-year collegiate engineering program that builds on the successful 24-year history of Department of Energy advanced vehicle technology competitions by giving engineering students the chance to design and build advanced vehicles that demonstrate leading-edge, eco-friendly automotive technologies. General Motors provides each of the 15 competing teams with a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, as well as vehicle components, seed money, technical mentoring and operational support. The U.S. Department of Energy and its research and development facility, Argonne National Laboratory, provide competition management, team evaluation and logistical support. Through this important public/private partnership, EcoCAR 2 provides invaluable experience and training to promising young minds entering the North American job market. Read more.
Posted July 25, 2012