To meet the requirements for better air quality, industry must continue to improve the performance of traditional powertrains, as well as accelerate powertrain electrification. At AVL, we are committed to helping OEMs develop zero-impact emission mobility solutions. Testing and validation are key to achieving this and to ensuring the highest quality results. However, handling the wide range of testing tasks, methods and products required by this process can be challenging.
In the coming years and decades, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers will need to address issues such as helping to reduce global warming, avoiding further greenhouse gas emission, and improving local air quality. All these issues will be subject to legislation.
Tailoring a solution to perfectly fit the specific needs of your complex testing tasks requires a holistic approach that considers as many variables as possible. This is where we can help. Our complete and comprehensive product portfolio delivers solutions for every testing requirement present in the development process for a modern engine, vehicle, or powertrain. All the devices and systems required for a particular application are seamlessly integrated, resulting in a highly automated state-of-the-art testing system.
Real Driving Emission (RDE) tests that evaluate engine emissions under normal driving conditions and Worldwide Harmonized Light-duty Test Procedure (WLTP) tests are mandatory for all vehicles. WLTP tests ensure that the results of testing conducted in the lab are more representative and RDE tests ensure that the results are more realistic. In-Service Conformity (ISC) requirements ensure that low emissions are met in the fleet.
While these standards reduce emissions, they also increase development effort by a factor of 2 or 3, and vehicle type approval testing effort by a factor between 7 and 9.
The challenge that AVL helps you to overcome is to meet these targets while reducing the complexity of development and testing in order to ensure reasonable test costs and reduce time-to-market.
AVL offers a wide range of solutions – from test bed to road – for the functional development and dimensioning of brake systems and components for both conventionally and electrically driven vehicles. These range from engineering services, virtual brake simulation, precise brake testing and trial procedures, to reliable validations and special requirements such as the measurement of brake torque or brake emissions.
AVL can provide the whole development process for brake systems starting with the initial concept. Simulation enables fading or brake pedal phenomena to be investigated by varying thermal, NVH, and wear behavior.
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AVL List GmbH has appointed Gustav Tuschen as new board member and Executive Vice President. The top manager with international experience was previously at Daimler Buses, where he was head of development. As of December 1, 2022, the 60-year-old is responsible for the corporate development and global alignment of AVL in the commercial vehicles sector.
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