American Solar Challenge

American Solar Challenge is a competition for student teams to design, build, and drive solar-powered cars that race on a 1500- to 2000-mile cross country course through multiple cities in the United States. Model-Based Design with MATLAB and Simulink products for mathematical modeling, control systems, and physical modeling enables teams to efficiently prototype, build, test, and optimize their solar race cars.

Complimentary Software

MathWorks provides complimentary software for this competition. If your team is participating in this competition and needs software, fill out the software request form.

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Student Tutorials and Videos

Learn how to use MATLAB and Simulink to design algorithms, create simulations, deploy code, and speed up software development for your projects.

Video Tutorials for Your Team

Interactive Online Tutorials

Learn by doing! Our two-hour online courses provide a hands-on learning environment where you will interact with a web-based version of MATLAB and receive instant and contextual feedback.

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Physical Modeling Video Tutorials

Get started modeling, simulating, and analyzing automotive systems with these free training materials.

Code Generation Video Tutorials

Learn how to convert MATLAB functions and Simulink models to C/C++ code.