AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems, their integration into the vehicle as well as new fields like ADAS/AD and Data Intelligence.
AVL Powertrain Engineering is an expert partner to the global automotive and mobility industry for the development of innovative powertrain systems. From diesel engines to electric drives, from alternative fuels to control software, from transmissions to batteries, we have been working in partnership with companies all over the world for more than 60 years. Unique synergies with AVL Instrumentation and Test Systems and AVL Advanced Simulation Technologies enable the development of highly creative, mature and application-specific solutions to enable our customers to meet their future market challenges.
The need for CO₂ reduction, the increasing complexity of new powertrain systems, and a requirement to achieve the highest possible level of process efficiency - along with the need to quickly launch new models - are some of the key challenges facing the automotive industry now and for the foreseeable future.
The development of modern vehicles with extremely complex powertrain concepts puts high requirements on new development and validation methods with the associated tools. In order to save costs and reduce development times, road tests are increasingly being transferred to vehicle testbeds and replaced by simulation. Transferability and a balance between the individual test environments (off-line simulation, hardware-in-the-loop, component testbed, vehicle testbed, road, etc.) must be guaranteed.
Powertrains for light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles use an increasing number of complex systems for engine, transmission, electric drives, exhaust aftertreatment and the respective electronic control systems. The key is to balance this complexity with the life cycle cost of the vehicle.
Powertrain solutions from conventional Gasoline or Diesel engines & transmissions up to complex Hybrids and Battery Electric Vehicles, from single components up to complete systems.
Flexible application diversity in a cost effective manner, productivity increase including precision as well as sustainability are driving the industry.
The AVL Magazine for Powertrain Development, Testing and Simulation
At AVL we understand the importance of the availability and usability of equipment and devices throughout the product lifecycle. The delays caused by operational downtime can be extremely costly. We aim to reduce the total cost of ownership and increase the availability and accuracy of test equipment. In this way AVL Customer Services for Testing Solutions helps to avoid the unplanned costs and reduces test repetitions caused by inaccurate equipment. How we do it: Worldwide, the AVL support infrastructure consists of more than 700 service employees working in more than 50 locations. 14 Hotlines guarantee access to AVL expert help and the AVL CARE™ Service Solution manages services for more than 1400 testbeds. In addition: AVL operates more than 240 of its own testbeds at 17 different locations AVL resident teams maintain, support and operate more than 1500 testbeds at customer sites AVL assistance offers application support that can reduce testing time by more than 70% by using the right calibration methodology and infrastructure. A tailored service concept can boost utilization rates to more than 80% and technical availability to more than 97% Find out more about AVL Service Modules and AVL Managed Service Contracts.