AVL Japan Technical Center

2-7, Shinkawasaki, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi
212-0032 Kanagawa


Phone: +81-44-580-6710
Fax: +81-44-580-6711

Japan Technical Center overview

The AVL Technical Center in Kawasaki supports the Japanese automotive industry with latest testbed facilities and a skilled engineering team. With the Japan Technical Center, AVL tailors its support even further to the very specific Japanese requirements.

Added Value for our Customers

  • Minimum distance to Japanese OEMs and suppliers
  • Ease of cooperation with Japanese engineers
  • Know-how on Japanese customer requirements
  • Efficiency through globally standardized AVL processes, tools and methodologies
  • Most modern test equipment for highest performance and future emission standards
  • Access to AVL’s global know-how and resources

Tailored Engineering Services

Development & Calibration

  • Performance and emission calibration
  • OBD system calibration
  • Advanced drivability calibration
  • Hybrid system calibration
  • Drivetrain/Transmission calibration
  • Advanced mechanical development
  • Benchmarking
  • Model-based development


  • CAE analysis
  • System/Component design
  • SOP application design

Project Management

  • Project Management
  • Liaison Management & Project Communication support

Complete Powertrain Testing Solutions

Integration of intelligent components in the powertrain, a high number of variants and competing calibration targets lead to a strong increase in testing efforts. Real driving tests are yet not efficient enough to cover the whole required test mileage. The solution lies in the frontloading of tasks where nonexistent components are simulated.

The powertrain in the loop test system is the right tool to solve these development tasks:

  • ACD – Advanced Calibration for Driveability
  • Emission calibration
  • Functional testing of hybrid powertrains
  • OBD functional testing
  • Laptime optimization for racing applications

Test cell specification:

  • 4 x DynoWheel 260 kW
  • Motor inertia 1.26 kgm²
  • Tools: ACD, AVL CAMEO™, DriCon, AVL InMotion™, AVL-DRIVE™, AVL VSM™

Calibration of Commercial Vehicles using model-based development

The common trend in industry is to reduce development time and cost, and at the same time to manage the growing number of variants and calibration complexity.

This forces the industry to develop new tools and processes for powertrain calibration.

  • Calibration of diesel and gas engines supported by model-based development reducing development efforts, cost and time
  • High model accuracy thanks to semi-physical approach for modelling complex processes
  • Transient capability for analysis of real world cycles
  • Highly efficient calibration of diesel and gas engines for all levels of legislations (EURO VI, EPA 2013, JPN PNLT, Stage V, TIER4)


Test cell specification:

  • DynoRoad 500kW
  • Motor inertia 4.5kgm², Max torque 3,000Nm, Max speed 5,000rpm
  • Measurement equipment: AMA I60 R2, FTIR, Opacimeter, Micro Soot Sensor, Particle Counter, Smoke Meter, Smart Sampler
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Virtual Engine Testing Solutions

The AVL VVETB is the engine testbed with a simulationoriented testbed design. Advanced vehicle simulation, enhanced control and specific testbed mechanics are key elements unleashing engineering creativity.

  • Less prototype vehicles – feasible due to virtualization (driveability and emission)
  • Earliest safeguarded calibration versions with substantial time savings (capitalize  on 24/7 unmanned operation on ETB)
  • Automated COLD START calibration capable of up to 16+ starts per day with fast re-cooling devices and 24/7 unmanned operation
  • Highest reproducibility for drive cycles


Test cell specification:

  • DynoSpirit 450kW
  • Motor inertia 0.34kgm², Max torque 1,000Nm, Max speed 8,000rpm
  • Longitudinal and transversal installation possible; allows installation of original vehicle exhaust system

Smart Calibration Solutions

The AVL Virtual Testbed™ makes the model based development and calibration approach easy to access & implement into the development process for calibration engineers.

Moreover, the AVL Virtual Testbed™ provides a turnkey solution for virtual calibration with a consistent user experience.

The Added Value

  • Significant cost and time savings throughout the entire development process
  • Improved calibration quality
  • Maximum reproducibility of testing conditions
  • Integrated development environment: lab – testbed – road
  • Early issue detection
  • Common platform: Same user experience from road to virtual environment