development speed and methodology
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A FOUNDATION OF COMMUNICATION
Change isn’t always easy. Besides the investment, cultural acceptance within
an organization can also be challenging. Because our completely customizable
Development Ecosystem offering reflects your unique needs, goals and
ways of working, it also takes into account your culture and your people.
We know decisions are made at management level, and we support this
with relevant success examples, data and strategic information. But we also
consider the engineers who’ll be impacted by the changes at ground level.
With pilot projects, training programs and conversations with experts
from the relevant domains across our business, we ensure that everyone
is brought on board to embrace the changes you will be implementing.
Offering confidence and reassurance, we help you make the most of your
existing expertise, and ours.
“Nobody knows their business and processes better than the customer
themselves,” says Rainer Schantl. “By combining their knowledge with our
decades of project experience – as well as our industry-leading expertise in
future technologies – we offer an expanded perspective that can help them
realize their global potential.”
Process Innovation and Implementation
at AVL. “The main considerations
are time, money and quality,
so the typical KPIs our customers
come to us with are in terms of earlier,
faster, cheaper and better.”
Process Innovation Services, consisting
of a comprehensive consulting
service and its implementation,
covers everything from analysis of
our customer’s current situation all
the way through to creating a quantifiable
business impact. It forms the
top layer of the Development Ecosystem
approach and follows a sixstep
process. It helps you see how
modern connected methodologies
can optimize your development
process, manage the evolving demands
of efficient vehicle development
and make the right decisions
for the future.
At AVL we actively invest 10 % of
our turnover in R&D and engage
with steep learning curves to find
solutions to challenging problems.
We have done the work – learned
the difficult lessons, and gained the
knowledge – so you can benefit
from our experience.
Our process is based on your goals
and boundary conditions, such as
your product portfolio, existing
tools and methods, competences and
strategies. Our aim is to improve either
your entire process or just introduce
minor changes in key areas.
Our approach is already helping OEMs and suppliers around the world.
In some cases, manual tasks conducted on the road or test track are now
done virtually, removing any need for hardware. In other cases, tasks such
as vehicle calibration with prototypes on the road have been shifted to testbeds
as much as six months earlier. We do this by combining any available
hardware with simulated components and automation tools, long before
complete prototypes are available.
For example, we helped a major automotive brand to ensure that powertrains
and vehicles on a testbed behave in the same way as the vehicle on
the road. In doing so, we were able to perform the maneuvers on the testbed
six times faster than on the road. Similar results have been seen in integrations
with other globally recognized OEMs, and also Tier1 suppliers,
who are increasingly tasked with producing complete systems, such as
e-axles, and integrating them into the vehicle, rather than simply supplying
The key benefit of our Process Innovation Services is that we optimize
what you already do well, helping you keep pace and lead the way in a
rapidly evolving automotive landscape.
Chief Engineer Process Innovation
and Implementation at AVL