AVL awarded supply contract for powertrain testing at CARB

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AVL has been given the contract to provide both software and hardware for light- and heavy-duty vehicle, engine and powertrain testing at the new California Air Resources Board (CARB) lab in Riverside, California.

CARB has already broken ground on its new Southern California vehicle emissions testing and research facilities, set to open in spring 2021, which will house advanced vehicle emissions testing and research centers. Then development will also be the largest net-zero energy structure in the USA.

AVL CEO Helmut List said, “As a leading technology company in the field of powertrain systems, AVL will make a significant contribution to helping CARB realize its vision and make this lab a success.”

As part of the agreement, AVL will deliver dynamometers for chassis, engine and electrified powertrain testing, as well as emission measurement devices and systems, fuel and air measurement instruments, and the associated control, simulation, and data acquisition.

Thanks to prior experience working on projects of this scale, AVL promises to deliver testing solutions with flexibility to adapt over time. The company’s lab operating system, coupled with its hardware, aims to future-proof the facility.

With AVL’s configurable software, CARB will not only be able to quickly create and run tests, but also monitor and control their systems and data from anywhere.

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Sam joined the UKi Media & Events automotive team in 2017. Having started out as assistant editor for a number of titles including Engine + Powertrain Technology International, Automotive Testing Technology International and Professional Motorsport World, he was appointed editor of E+PTI in 2020. Sam produces content for both the magazine and website.

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