This includes a wide range of co-operations with industry and more than 50 universities on national and international level.
At a European level AVL collaborates with several associations that support the European automotive research landscape. In this context the most relevant are EARPA (European Automotive Research Partners Association), EUCAR (automotive manufacturers), CONCAWE (fuel industry) and CLEPA (automotive supply industry). Of particular importance is AVL's participation in the European Technology Platforms ERTRAC (road transport), ARTEMIS-IA (embedded & cyber-physical systems), EPOSS (Smart Systems Integration) FCH (fuel cell and hydrogen research) and EGVIA, the European Green Vehicle Initiative.
On international level, AVL actively participates in ASAM, the Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems, AUTOSAR, the Automotive Open Systems Architecture and others.
The national co-operations are often based on university collaborations and AVL´s memberships in organisations such as the Automotive Cluster Styria, A3PS - the Austrian Agency for Alternative Propulsion Systems, the SafeTRANS cluster about embedded systems in transportation, FVV - the German research association for internal combustion engines, FVA - the equivalent for powertrain research and in Sweden the FKG Vehicle Component Group.
Since 1997 AVL List has been active in about 150 EC-funded RTD projects. A selection of project highlights is listed below.
Selection of RTD projects co-financed by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme and Horizon 2020:
Mobility for Growth
|"European Assessment of Global Publicly Funded Automotive Research – Targets and Approaches": EAGAR benchmarked public automotive research activities at international level, in particular the European Union with North America, Japan, South Korea, India, China and selected other emerging economies.|
|The main objective of the "INGAS - Integrated GAS Powertrain" project is to deploy a custom designed engine integrated with a specific aftertreatment system, applied to a light duty vehicle able to achieve a 10% higher fuel conversion efficiency than that of a corresponding 2006 diesel vehicle and complying with an emission level lower than Euro 6.|
|The objectives of the "POWERtrain of FUture Light-duty vehicles" project were significant CO2 emission reductions for SI and CI engines and to meet CO, HC, NOx and PM figures, as engineering targets, at least 10% less than the Euro 6 emissions limits and to maintain the CO2 and pollutant emissions levels during the entire useful engine life.|
|LESSCCV||"Large-Eddy Simulation and System simulation to predict Cyclic Combustion Variability in gasoline engines": The objective of LESSCCV is to exploit the recent possibilities of engine computational fluid dynamics tools based on Large-Eddy Simulation to fundamentally improve the understanding of cyclic combustion variability in gasoline engines under real operating conditions, and to provide adequate modelling.|
Green Vehicle Initiative
Information and Communication Technologies
|ICT-Emissions develops a methodology and tool to evaluate the impact of ICT measures on road transport emissions"|
|PRoSE||PRoSE (Promoting Standardisation for Embedded Systems) identifies in the area of embedded systems candidates for standardization and established a process for informing policies and stakeholder groups so that cross-domain synergies can be achieved.|
Marie Curie Actions
Joint Undertaking Fuel Cell and Hydrogen
Joint Undertaking ARTEMIS / ECSEL