AVL is the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL develops all kinds of powertrain systems and is a competent partner to the engine and automotive industry. In addition AVL develops and markets the simulation methods which are necessary for the development work. The products of AVL also comprise all the instruments, systems and software required for powertrain and vehicle testing. The developed simulation software is focusing on design and optimization of powertrain systems and covers all powertrain components and phases of the development process. AVL has more than 2950 employees in Graz, Austria (over 700 graduated engineers) and a global network of 45 representations and affiliates with in total more than 6650 employees worldwide.
Since more than two decades, the business unit Advanced Simulation Technologies of AVL has been engaged in the area of modelling and simulation of multi-physical processes on component, sub-system and system level. These activities have led to the development of outstanding simulation capabilities in these areas as part of AVL’s commercially available simulation tools and methods. These tools and methods range from engine/combustion chamber level simulation to complete conventional and electrified powertrain/vehicle system level analysis, comprising all relevant components and sub-systems. These tools and methods are commercially marketed by AVL on a worldwide scale to the automotive industry and are also made available to universities and research institutes within the frame of AVL’s unique University Partnership Program.