Commercial Vehicles - On Road

Powertrains for light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles use an increasing number of complex systems for engine, transmission, electric drives, exhaust aftertreatment and the respective electronic control systems. The key is to balance this complexity with the life cycle cost of the vehicle.

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Give your customer the best reasons to buy your product: high efficiency, reliability, driveability, low fuel consumption and conformity with the newest emission standards - and select the best partner to realize it as effective as possible. AVL's team of experienced design engineers is familiar with the special tasks of commercial vehicles of all sizes – and how to solve them. We will help you find the optimal design with a balance between increasing powertrain complexity and the life cycle...
AVL has gained substantial experiences in the field of fully electrified vehicles and hybrids including batteries and other electrical energy storage systems. Batteries are the key enabler for future electrification and CO2-free mobility. AVL can offer customer oriented, tailored solutions from systems engineering to provision of functional prototypes and development and validation of series production bound systems.
Emission Regulation is moving forward. Euro 6 has arrived in Europe, 40CFR1065 and 40CFR1066 in the US as well as the new Worldwide Light Duty Test Procedure has been published as Global technical regulation. And more challenges to come for the different applications. Measuring hybrid powertrains with their complexity, new measurement methods, changed procedures and real driving emissions are just a few examples.
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.
The AVL Aftertreatment simulation suite, consisting of the tools AVL BOOST™, AVL CRUISE™ and AVL FIRE™, is a uniquely open and scalable solution that enables the consistent modeling of all physics and chemistry relevant to exhaust gas aftertreatment systems during all stages of the development process.
The system captures various driveability related sensor and CAN bus signals, such as longitudinal acceleration, engine speed, vehicle speed, pedal positions and vibrations. These input quantities are collected by the DMU2 (DRIVE Main Unit) and passed on to the AVL-DRIVE software for further processing and analysis. More than 100 different driving modes (engine, transmission and chassis related) are detected automatically and more than 800 driveability related criteria are rated in real-time....
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 the two software tools facilitates solutions for complex tasks early in the development phase and provides unsurpassable accuracy during the detailed design phase.
With more than 60 years' experience in engine development with particular focus on engine development for commercial vehicles, AVL is the right partner for all development activities creating a new, upgraded or improved engine. All this experience shows direct advantage in every single customer project to quickly find the optimum solution tailored to every customer's different requirements AVL has developed unique tools for the development of engines in the complete Powertrain, to optimize...
One of the primary motivations for developing AVL CRUISE™ M was to offer a comprehensive simulation environment that perfectly meets all the development requirements in the increasing complexity of Vehicle Energy Management Systems (VEMS) and to provide seamless development and optimization capabilities in that field.