Emission Analysis and Measurement

Proven testing equipment for development, certification, quality assurance and in-vehicle testing. 


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. 

CO2 reduction

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.

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Brake Wear

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.

PEMS for Particle Number Measurement

The device is AVL’s all-in-one solution for RDE/ISC requirements. It ensures precise and reproducible emission measurements under real driving conditions. 

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The AVL AMA SL is a exhaust measurement system that is revolutionizing emission testing. It is ideally suited to both research and development applications and certification for all types of engines and fuels.


The in-vehicle measurement platform supporting all global Real Driving Emission (RDE) test requirements. It is a single platform for every on-road application worldwide.


Portable on-board soot and PM measurement device.

AVL Opacimeter
AVL Opacimeter

The AVL Opacimeter is a highly dynamic partial-flow measuring instrument for the continuous measurement of exhaust gas opacity (in particular from diesel engines).

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AVL Smart Sampler<sup>PLUS</sup>

Partial flow dilution system for regulatory particulate matter (PM) measurement of internal combustion- and H2-ICE engines. 

AVL Smoke Meter
AVL Smoke Meter

The AVL Smoke Meter is designed to automatically measure soot content in the exhaust gas of combustion engines. The device meets the requirements of ISO 10054 and ISO 8178-3.


The AVL Particle Counter (APC) product family measures the concentration of solid particles even under severe conditions. The “x” in the name “xApp” refers to the multiple number of extreme applications. 

AVL Micro Soot Sensor 2™
AVL Micro Soot Sensor 2

The new standard for transient soot measurement in the exhaust gas of combustion engines as emission legislation and market requirements become more demanding.

sesam i60

The AVL SESAM i60 FT SII is a Fourier-Transform Infra-Red exhaust gas measurement system offering evaluation methods optimized for different fuels and applications.

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AVL Brake Emission Solutions

The AVL Brake Wear Testing Solution is an all-in-one testing solution for the measurement of particle mass and number concentration of braking systems using a high-end brake dynamometer.

AVL iCAL Emission Calibration Devices

The AVL iCAL product line includes everything you need to accurately calibrate emission measurement devices according to the legal obligations of global markets.


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