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American Solar Challenge

American Solar Challenge is a competition for student teams to design, build, and drive solar-powered cars that race on a 1200- to 1500-mile course through multiple cities across the United States. Applying Model-Based Design with MATLAB and Simulink products for mathematical modeling, control systems, and physical modeling enables teams to efficiently build and strategically race their cars.

The MATLAB and Simulink Racing Lounge features a video podcast series covering topics relevant to student competition teams. Learn the basics of MATLAB and Simulink, see how you can improve your race car, and discover how successful teams use MATLAB and Simulink in their race car development.

Recorded Webinars

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Complimentary Software

MathWorks provides complimentary software for this competition. If your team is participating in this competition and would like to request software contact us.

Physical Modeling Training for Student Competition Teams

These training materials will help your student competition team get started with modeling, simulating, and analyzing automotive systems.

MATLAB and Simulink Tutorials

Learn the basics of using MATLAB and Simulink with interactive lessons.

MATLAB Tutorial

Get started with the fundamentals of MATLAB.

Simulink Tutorial

Learn the basics, including how to model dynamical systems.