Building Full Vehicle Simulation Using Simulink


In this seminar, you will learn how MathWorks tools provide a platform for full vehicle simulation to use in design analysis and calibration workflows.


MathWorks engineers will demonstrate how to:

  • Apply and customize the full vehicle simulation framework from Powertrain Blockset and Vehicle Dynamics Blockset for
    • Electrified Powertrain Selection
    • Torque Vectoring and ADAS Control Testing
  • Perform virtual calibration of electric motor controller

Who Should Attend

Engineers and managers working on virtual validation, virtual calibration, or the use of full vehicle simulation for control software testing through MIL, SIL, and HIL.

About the Presenter

Brad Hieb is an application engineer at MathWorks, focusing on control design. Prior to joining MathWorks, Brad worked for Ford Motor Company for 14 years. His Ford experience included advanced powertrain controls design, vehicle and powertrain controls for Ford’s Formula 1 racing program, and vehicle dynamics simulation, tools and methods work. Prior to Ford, Brad worked for several years as a logic design engineer at Cray Research. Brad holds a M.S.E. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a B.S. from Iowa State University, both in electrical engineering.

Kevin Oshiro is a senior application engineer at MathWorks. He earned a BSME and BSEE from the Colorado School of Mines, and a MSEE (controls theory) from the University of Washington. Prior to MathWorks, he spent 10 years at the Kenworth Truck Company, mostly in the research and development group. He specialized in vehicle simulation modeling and using Model-Based Design to develop proprietary hybrid electric powertrains for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Dakai Hu is an application engineer at MathWorks supporting customers adopting Model-Based Design for motor and power controls. Prior to joining MathWorks, Dakai worked for Emerson Network Power on the controller design of 400 kVA to 1600 kVA uninterruptible power supplies. Dakai received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Ohio State University. While studying at OSU, he published five first-author conference and journal papers, with topics related to motor control and hardware-in-the-loop simulation designs.


Time Title
8:30 AM Registration and Free Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
9:20 AM Full Vehicle Simulation for Electrified Powertrain Selection
10:00 AM Break & Technology Showcase
10:30 AM Virtual Design of Electrified Powertrain Systems
11:00 AM Full Vehicle Simulation For Torque Vectoring and ADAS Control Testing
11:45 AM Closing Remarks

Registration closed