Experts Drive to International Automotive Conference Hosted by MathWorks

6/11/2003 - The MathWorks announced that its International Automotive Conference (IAC) will take place June 24 June 26, 2003 in Dearborn, Michigan. Experts from around the world representing every major automotive OEM and supplier will gather to address engineering challenges and technology visions for automotive engineering applications. The three-day event kicks off with an opening day Symposium featuring presentations from The MathWorks and their customers, including Delphi, Visteon and Caterpillar, and exhibits from twelve MathWorks Connection partners.

The opening day Symposium commences with a keynote address, "Modeling and Simulation of Automotive Systems" by Dr. Andrew Frank, Professor, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, and Director, Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Center at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Frank's presentation builds on the theme of the conference, automotive systems analysis and development, by highlighting modeling and simulation trends in automotive applications.

As part of this year's IAC event, FutureTruck student teams from UC Davis and Cornell will be on hand to discuss how they leveraged The MathWorks donated tools for use in re-engineering a sport utility vehicle for greater fuel efficiency. As a long-standing supporter of the FutureTruck competition, The MathWorks established a special modeling and simulation award, which recognizes teams for their ability to develop MATLAB and Simulink models of engine, motor, transmission, controllers and other subsystems that result in a more energy-efficient vehicle.

The IAC concludes with a two-day invitation only leadership conference that assembles MathWorks developers and customers to share common experiences and insight and to provide feedback that will influence the Company's future product releases for automotive engineering.

For nearly 15 years, the world's leading automotive companies have leveraged MATLAB, Simulink and Stateflow to solve design challenges in the areas of engineering analysis, modeling and simulation, rapid prototyping, automatic code generation, and system verification and validation. "IAC provides us with an opportunity to learn about the specific needs of our automotive customers," said Richard Rovner, vice president of marketing, The MathWorks. "This event allows us to deliver on our commitment to ensure that our products for multi-domain modeling, code generation technology, and testing and validation continually evolve to meet the needs of the automotive community."

Please visit The MathWorks Web site for more information regarding the event at or contact Scott Lehman at 508-647-7438.

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

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