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TCD and AVL Collaborate in the Area of Model-Based Development To Achieve Best-In-Class Vehicle Performance and Driver Satisfaction

Digitalization of the Development Process

Vehicle - Energy and Driving Attributes Release R1 2023 - Figure 4: vSUITE, the AVL multi-domain vehicle system solution

Introducing cutting-edge technologies such as virtual vehicle concept definition, Driver-in-the-Loop and model-based calibration and testing.


Graz, Austria, February 2022: AVL is proud to be chosen by Toyota Customizing & Development Co.,Ltd. (TCD) as partner in the area of model-based vehicle development. The partnership enables the introduction of cutting-edge technologies such as virtual vehicle concept definition, Driver-in-the-Loop (DiL) and model-based calibration and testing to promote efficiency and quality improvements during the development process.

Starting in 2016, the successful collaboration constantly evolved towards a trusted long-term partnership. The range of collaboration areas constantly increases, always having the goal of maximizing the virtualization of the development process and achieving best-in-class driving performance in mind. "Using AVL's vehicle simulation tool AVL VSM™ as well as state-of-the-art analysis, visualization tools and the jointly developed methodology enabled us to achieve best-in-class driving attributes and digitalization of the development process", Hiroshi Yuchi, General Manager Research & Development at TCD.

Mario Oswald, Head of Virtual Vehicle and Energy Management at AVL, adds: "Having the chance of supporting TCD vehicle development is a great honor for AVL. Jointly pushing the limits and combining competences drive the successful collaboration".


About TCD

TCD’s mission is to develop and sell a wide range of aerodynamic, suspension, exterior, and interior parts, as well as superbly functional complete vehicles that fit perfectly with the car-based lifestyles of its customers and heighten the excitement of everyday life.

Close collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation allows TCD to develop products with a close eye on market trends. The company’s unique organization that integrates sales, planning, design, development, purchasing, production, installation, quality, and after-sales service enables TCD to sell exciting products that meet the needs of its customers through Toyota’s nationwide network of dealers. For more information:

With more than 12,200 employees, AVL is one of the world's leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation, and testing in the automotive industry and in other sectors such as rail, marine, and energy. Based on extensive in-house research activities, AVL delivers concepts, technology solutions, methodologies, and development tools for a greener, safer, and better world of mobility and beyond.

AVL supports international partners and customers in their sustainable and digital transformation. The focus lies on the areas of electrification, software, AI and automation. In addition, AVL supports companies in energy-intensive sectors on their way to a greener and more efficient energy generation and supply.

Innovation is AVL's passion. Together with an international network of experts at more than 90 locations and 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is driving the future of mobility. In 2023, the company generated a turnover of 2.05 billion Euros, of which 10 % are invested in R&D activities.

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