The MathWorks Automotive Advisory Board Updates Modeling Style Guidelines

The MathWorks today announced version 2.0 of Control Algorithm Modeling Guidelines Using MATLAB, Simulink, and Stateflow .

These style guidelines were developed by The MathWorks Automotive Advisory Board (MAAB), a group of major automotive OEMs and suppliers dedicated to strengthening industry collaboration and facilitating the use of MathWorks tools and Model-Based Design within the automotive industry.

For this latest version of Control Algorithm Modeling Guidelines, Japanese, European, and North American MAAB members collaborated to develop nearly 30 new guidelines for design with MATLAB, Simulink, and Stateflow.

For over 15 years, the worlds leading automotive companies have employed Model-Based Design with MATLAB, Simulink, and Stateflow to solve development and testing challenges in the areas of engineering analysis, modeling and simulation, rapid prototyping, automatic code generation, and system verification and validation, said Jon Friedman, automotive industry marketing manager at The MathWorks. The willingness of the automotive industry to join forces in extending the MAAB guidelines is a testament to the powerful and diverse benefits realized with Model-Based Design, including faster time to market, greater design predictability, improved communication with development partners, and overall cost efficiency.

By leveraging these guidelines and extending them with company- or project-specific rules, automotive engineering teams can build and manage models for specification exchange, simulation, automatic code generation, documentation, and test definition. In addition, teams can generate designs that are reusable, easy to integrate, and consistent with proprietary or industry-standard guidelines.

About MAAB

The MathWorks Automotive Advisory Board (MAAB) was established to coordinate feature requests from several significant users in the automotive industry. The inaugural meeting took place in July 1998 and involved Ford, Daimler Benz (now Daimler), and Toyota. Todays meetings include over 45 major automotive OEMs and suppliers and focus on MathWorks controls, simulation, and code generation products, including Simulink, Stateflow, and Real-Time Workshop.


Version 2.0 of Control Algorithm Modeling Guidelines Using MATLAB, Simulink, and Stateflow is available now on the Web at

About The MathWorks

The MathWorks is the worlds leading developer of technical computing and Model-Based Design 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.

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