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Transmissions for Commercial Vehicles On-Road

The transmission has become a fully integrated component in a commercial vehicle powertrain. Today's variety of different transmission concepts makes it necessary to consider the whole powertrain as one system. The extensive engineering experience and the use of efficient development and simulation tools are the basis for AVL‘s innovative solutions. AVL has developed all types of transmissions/transaxles such as manual, automated manual, automatic and double clutch transmissions.

AVL Solution

  • Development of complete transmissions and axles or components
  • Automation of existing manual transmissions including software and control systems
  • Design assessments and consultancy
  • Powertrain and vehicle simulation
  • Design for prototype and serial production
  • Analysis, calculation and simulation methods
  • Test, verification and validation
  • Prototype vehicle build
  • Software development
  • Powertrain control strategy development
  • Calibration engine/transmission
  • System and design FMEA's
  • Reliability engineering

Market Requirements

The demand  for powertrain efficiency increases and higher driver comfort as well as a competitive product cost and high reliability are the main driver for new transmission technology. The introduction of AMT was just the beginning of this epoch, and the trend will just continue.

Customer Benefits

  • We have long experience in transmission development especially for commercial vehicles
  • We have the ability and profession to develop and optimize the complete powertrain with the transmission as a vital part of it
  • With key competences in hybridization, hydraulics, mechanics and electronics we secure the optimum output for every single customer project
  • The technology level and development methodology are consequently extended by AVL internal research projects


35 significant transmission development programs over the last 5 years:

  • Manual, automated manual, automatic, CVT, DCT
  • From concept to start of production