Development of an interface between Shift Strategy Assessment Software based on the AVL Simulation Desktop and the Transmission Control Unit

An existing software for a shift strategy assessment based on Python should be extended to an interface to the in-vehicle Transmission Control Unit (TCU). The aim of this thesis is to enable the Shift Strategy Assessment Software to directly communicate with the TCU to support calibration engineers.


  • Development of an architecture for the interface of the Shift Strategy Assessment Software and various calibration tools (e.g. Inca, Canape, …)
  • Design / structuring of the User Interface according to the possibilities and features of the AVL Simulation Desktop framework
  • Analysis and implementation of retrieving/reading out data from the TCU (.a2l, .hex, .dcm)
  • Development of a routine to transform data of the TCU for different Software Functional frameworks and exchanging it with the Shift Strategy Assessment Software
  • Implementation of an assessment of the retrieved data with the Shift Strategy Assessment Software
  • Development of a communication between the Shift Strategy Assessment Software and the TCU by load data into calibration tools
  • Support of development


  • Software engineering and Business
  • Computer Science
  • Information Computer Engineering


  • Programming experience in Python
  • Good command of English
  • Independent, goal-oriented work


The successful completion of the thesis is a one-time fee of EUR 2.500, - gross remuneration


DI Gerhard Kokalj
Skill Team Leader PC Transmission & Hybrid Calibration
Tel.: +43 316 787 2517