AVL sees TRA2020 as an important source of inspiration

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AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, construction, large engines and their integration into the vehicle. AVL is based in Austria and has more than 10,400 employees worldwide.

What makes TRA2020 an interesting event from the AVL’s point of view?

Since the first event in Gothenburg in 2006, AVL has supported the Transport Research Arena as a sponsor. The reason for this is that we consider TRA to be an important source of inspiration whose forward-looking topics and trends will continue to occupy us in the coming years. Furthermore, the TRA also represents the diverse activities of AVL.

How does AVL see the field of powertrain technologies developing in the future?

For the future, we see the parallel use of the three technologies – combustion engine, battery/electric drive and fuel cell – or their combinations for specific areas of application. At AVL, we work on the respective high potential of these technologies with the same priority. Another research focus is ADAS and Autonomous Driving.

AVL has digitised the vehicle development process and creates new customer solutions in the areas of big data, artificial intelligence, simulation and embedded systems. What kind of solutions are these?

Digitalisation, connectivity, autonomous driving, shared mobility – these global trends in the automotive industry produce a huge amount of data. These data are also of great importance for AVL. Several years ago, a company-wide working group on data intelligence was set up to identify applications in the field of data analytics, big data and artificial intelligence. AVL currently has development centres in India, Zagreb and Graz with a total of more than 100 developers in the field of data analytics.

 

Austria-based AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, construction, large engines and their integration into the vehicle. For more information, visit https://www.avl.com/