AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems.
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.
Powerful multi-dimensional simulation platforms developed on the basis of AVL's engineering knowledge guide you to practical, application oriented solutions.
Controls are a key characteristic to differentiate the behavior of the powertrain in regards to vehicle performance, emissions, robustness of diagnostic and brand style (Brand DNA). AVL can deliver independent and modular powertrain software control solutions from prototype through to production to meet individual customer demands.
AVL designs and develops e-drive solutions which are tailored to your specific applications, including hybrids, e-vehicles or auxiliaries. We have over 15 years of experience under our belts in hybrid and e-vehicle development and have a profound knowledge of e-drive and actuators. Challenges: To reach a zero-emission mobility the electrification of vehicle powertrains will be necessary. This fact leads to new challenges for car makers and suppliers: How to make powertrain component more efficient to extend the range & reduce the charging time? How to combine compact and lightweight construction of high-power electronics under considering of passenger security? How to fit new technologies like SiC for e-Drive applications to extend functionality and maximize the performance? How to ensure safe operation in every environmental condition and for all areas of application? How to achieve a faster market entrance by efficient development? AVL offers a range of services for e-drives: Concepts – from the simulation of electric systems to the prototype Series development – design, simulation, integration, testing and verification Component development - motors, generators, power electronics and actuators E-Drive Software development for electronics EMC design and simulation Testing and validation of performance, functionality and EMC Electrification of auxiliary systems and accessories Solutions We develop single e-components but also integrated e-Drives for electric powertrains on every application of use. The AVL Abilities Methodologies & Engineering Know-How of the powertrain system integration to increase the system efficiency Enhancing the development of products and technologies through the interaction of computer-aided engineering tools to exploit feasibility Improvement loop of technical hardware innovations including the combination of hardware and software to perform high efficiency in power electronics System validation and durability tests performed by AVL’s high tech test benches Proprietary development & validation as well as cooperation with leading suppliers Your Benefits AVL designs, develops, integrates and tests your specific e-drive solution and can take it all the way to series development. Key features include: Optimal technology for your requirements: PMSM, ASM, SRM, BLDC, linear drives Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of all components Frontloading with innovative simulation technologies
To handle the increasing complexity in combustion engine development and avoid costly recalls, OEMs need advanced tools and smart testing methods that consider the manufacturing and assembling process. At AVL, we have the skills, experience and know-how to meet these challenges head on. Our deep understanding of the test mechanism and our leading system experience is second to none. AVL’s test systems and cutting-edge solutions for all sectors, such as light-duty, mid-duty and heavy-duty engines complete the portfolio. Our end-of-line solutions feature container systems that can be easily integrated into any existing production environment. At AVL, we take pride in being a reliable partner that delivers testing technologies for production, that combine a high degree of flexibility with precision and quality at the highest level. Examples for supported standard solutions include: End-of-Line Loaded Hot Test Systems Quality Audit (QA) / Conformity of Production (COP) Systems Qualified Hot Test Systems End-of-Line Engine Cold Test In-Process Verification Test System (IPV) AVL Guarantees Turnkey systems that suit each application and customer requirement Huge experience thanks to numerous turnkey projects globally Consistency between AVL test systems with our Integrated and Open Development Platform. High-precision measurements with reproducible results
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.
Motorcycles and all kinds of power products as well as recreational products used on water, air and solid ground demanding best suitable technology and perfect quality but still at highly attractive cost.
AVL is now offering its comprehensive know-how and decades of expertise in new technologies to the maritime business. For that reason, high-tech company AVL recently dropped anchor in Hamburg and opened its very first AVL maritime office in the north German port city of Hamburg. AVL Marine specializes in the optimization of vessel operation, new technology integration, digitalization, efficiency enhancement and solutions for clean air. Numerous customers and partners were welcomed at the official opening of the representative office located at Caffamacherreihe 7.
Market segments relying on propulsion and energy production technologies are currently facing a host of challenges. It is no different in the maritime industry, where there is a growing demand for solutions in clean energy production.
AVL Marine in Hamburg caters specifically to customer groups such as shipyards, industrial partners, classification societies, ship owners, ship operators and charterers, and supports them in their efforts to meet these ambitious challenges. The range of activities AVL Marine focuses on includes use of new fuels, reduction of exhaust gas emissions, hybridization and electrification, digital solutions to meet the stricter regulations, engineering services, system simulation, operation optimization and much more.
With its broad scope of expertise, a forward-looking tool landscape and advanced technology and software solutions, AVL can effectively contribute to overcoming challenges in the maritime industry, both now and in the future. Drawing on a network of experts and its global infrastructure, AVL is well positioned to provide innovative engineering, system simulation and testing solutions for the maritime segment.
AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain and energy production systems (combustion engines, transmissions, electric motors, hybrid drives, batteries, fuel cells and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL has more than 10,400 employees all over the world. In 2018, sales revenues reached EUR 1.75 billion.
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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.
The upcoming EU6d Emission Regulation will implement Real Driving Emissions as an additional type approval requirement within the 2017 - 2020 timeframe. The Real Driving Emissions (RDE) legislation is adding the road as a new environment for emission testing and certification. Compared to current test environments, which are designed and optimized for perfect reproducibility and a removal of external influences, driving a vehicle on the road under "real-life" conditions will never be 100% reproducible. The influence of the road profile, the ambient conditions and the traffic situation as well as the behavior of the driver will significantly influence the results. One-to-one comparison of test results will not be possible; instead it is necessary to handle and evaluate the test data using statistical methods. The RDE legislation will require engines to be clean under all operating conditions. This will impose significant challenges on the design and the calibration of engines. Here RDE can become a door opener for alternative technologies as well as for alternative development processes.
AVL TFMS™ for Powertrain is the end-to-end test lifecycle and asset management solution in the powertrain domain. It supports you to efficiently and effectively manage all aspects of our test lifecycle. AVL TFMS™ for Powertrain benefits automotive companies by managing fixed and mobile asses as well as test articles within one central solution. Using our software, you can maximize the utilization of all available assets, while minimizing downtimes and cutting costs related to inefficiencies. You can improve your collaboration across departments, teams and sites and create a unique view on testing data through integrated data management. With accurate and up-to-date information, you are able to identify and solve operational issues at your test facilities and labs. Key Benefits Improve collaboration across departments, teams and sites Increase efficiency and collaboration by introducing standardized workflows Solve operational issues at test facilities and labs through accurate and up-to-date information Obtain a unique view on powertrain testing data through our integrated data management approach Standardize and harmonize processes and terminology based on AVL in-house best practices AVL TFMS™ for Powertrain is a proud member of the AVL Team SUITE™.
AVL BOOST™and AVL FIRE™are the industry's first choice when reliable results are needed for engine thermodynamics and combustion/emissions development. The intelligent integration of these two software tools facilitates solutions for complex tasks early in the development phase and provides unparalleled accuracy during the detailed design phase. With BOOST and FIRE, we deliver a solution dedicated to solving specific tasks related to Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) development, such as matching performance requirements, lowering fuel consumption, emissions, CO2 and optimizing the engines thermal management. Maximum Performance with AVL FIRE™ AVL FIRE specializes in the accurate prediction of all relevant physics and chemistry in/for internal combustion engines. It has been tailored over decades to meet the demands of those in charge of providing next generation technology for clean and affordable mobility. Its core competences are the accurate analysis of fuel injection, air/fuel mixture, ignition, combustion, knock, emission formation and heat transfer. Comprehensive Solutions with AVL BOOST™ AVL BOOST is the key element in the simulation driven development of ICE thermodynamics. It offers advanced models to achieve the best performance possible by optimizing gas exchange, fuel injection, combustion/emissions, turbocharging and duct acoustics. Methods, combined with our know-how, skills and experience are all embedded in an easy-to-use, functional and powerful software solution.
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