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Virtual integration of clean technologies

Fuel Cell Concept and Integration

AVL CRUISE™ M enables you to optimize your FCEV concept before any hardware has been built

The automotive industry is undergoing the biggest transformation in its history. Electrified powertrain technologies are becoming ubiquitous as OEMs seek to reduce emissions as much as possible.

Fuel cell technology holds a great deal of potential as a clean power source. Our customers are seeking the tools and processes to integrate fuel cell development into their workflows, as well as fuel cell systems into their powertrain configuration. With AVL CRUISE™ M we have just the tool to make this happen.
 

Virtual Vehicle Prototypes


CRUISE M lets you create virtual vehicle prototypes which, when deployed in the early concept phase, support target setting and the specification of requirements. This is vital for detailed component and sub-system development.

Our versatile development tool also supports the virtual integration of components and sub-systems into the overall Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) system. This allows early feasibility assessments of performance objectives and the identification of the possible cross influences of technologies. This can save time and cut costs prior to the procurement of expensive hardware.

 

Concept Definition


By employing CRUISE M at the early concept phase, you can define the complete powertrain architecture and specify the power split between the fuel cell and the battery. Furthermore, you can dimension all the major components and subsystems of the powertrain.

CRUISE M can also be used to define your FCEV control strategy and derive the requirements for subsequent PEM fuel cell component and system development phases. Additionally, it can be used to gain a clear understanding of system synergies and conflicts long before any hardware has been built.

 

Virtual FCEV Integration


CRUISE M gives you insights into possible component and sub-system cross influences and synergies early in development. This helps you in a variety of ways, such as to fulfil and balance system energy efficiency goals. It can also support you in the optimization of hydrogen consumption and to meet targets for driving attributes such as performance and driving range.