By Stefanie Sidortsova – MTU | Published 9:20 a.m., January 28, 2019

The University is the first in the nation to introduce and include a ground-breaking automotive benchmarking technology into its mechanical engineering curriculum.

​When it comes to designing, constructing and using machines, there’s only so much you can learn from a textbook. That’s why Michigan Technological University partners with industry to bring real-world projects and learning experiences into the classroom. A recent collaboration with Caresoft Global will provide students with a unique opportunity to explore an advanced vehicle in virtual reality.
“Michigan Tech, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics in particular, are very excited to have been chosen by Caresoft Global as the first university to receive this extraordinary engineering data software for the Tesla Model X,” said William Predebon, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics.

Caresoft Global works closely with major automotive manufacturers and other industry clients to solve engineering challenges. The application and data the company gifted to the University, which has a commercial value exceeding $3 million, allows students to gain actionable intelligence and insights behind some of the leading path-breaking vehicles in the world today.
“Students need to see what’s behind today’s groundbreaking cars,” said Prideep Subramaniam, director of North America Sales at Caresoft Global. “They need practical experience and engineering insights. Innovation is happening in their backyard, and we want to make sure they have the knowledge they need when they enter the industry.”

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Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.


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