The MathWorks Sees Future in Truck Modeling and Simulation

5/29/2003 - The MathWorks announced that for the third straight year, the Company will participate in the FutureTruck 2003 competition. At this year's event, Cleve Moler, The MathWorks founder, chief scientist, and creator of MATLAB, will present The MathWorks Modeling award. In addition, Cleve will join The MathWorks at the Ford Michigan Proving Ground on June 11, 2003, along with the Company's automotive engineering experts and student teams. They will discuss how tools from The MathWorks, including MATLAB and Simulink, were employed to create advanced, energy-efficient and greener automotive technologies to improve both the economy and the environment.

FutureTruck Media Day
Ford Motor Company Michigan Proving Ground
74240 Fisher Road, Romeo, Mich.
Thursday, June 11, 2003 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In support of Future Truck, The MathWorks has established this special modeling and simulation competition to recognize the student team that has best demonstrated its abilities to develop MATLAB and Simulink models of engine, motor, transmission, controllers, and other subsystems that result in a more energy-efficient vehicle.

Interested parties are invited to meet Cleve Moler, test drive a FutureTruck, and learn more about the design process by viewing demonstrations of award-winning technologies.

About FutureTruck
FutureTruck is a unique four-year engineering program that brings together the resources of industry, government, and academia in a cooperative effort to address important environmental and energy-related issues posed by the growing demand for SUVs. FutureTruck student teams are challenged to redesign their vehicle for lower emissions and 25 percent higher fuel economy. This unique competition demonstrates how industry, government, and academia can develop more energy-efficient and greener automotive technologies to improve the economy and the environment. For more information about this unique competition, visit

About The MathWorks
The MathWorks is the world's leading developer of technical computing software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set based on MATLAB and Simulink, The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other industries.

The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,000 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts. For additional information, visit

MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow, Handle Graphics, and Real-Time Workshop are registered trademarks, and TargetBox is a trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.

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