R&D company


Mr. Horst Pflügl

+43 316 787 1587



AVL is one of the world’s leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, and beyond. The company provides concepts, solutions and methodologies in fields like vehicle development and integration, e-mobility, automated and connected mobility (ADAS/AD), and software for a greener, safer, better world of mobility.

Powertrain engineering AVL develops and improves all kinds of powertrain systems including hybrids, fuel cell and battery electric powertrains along with all subsystems and automated controls.

Instrumentation and test systems: The products of this business area comprise all the instruments and systems required for powertrain system and vehicle development & testing.

Participation in EU Projects and International Activities

To support European automotive research collaborations, AVL is a member of various associations such as ERTRAC SIG, EGVIA, ARTEMIS-IA, EPOSS, and Hydrogen Europe. On national level, AVL participates in A3PS, ACStyria, AlpLab (Austria), FKG (Sweden), FVV, FVA, FAT, SafeTrans (Germany), AESIN, LCVP, NMI (UK), and Mov’eo (France).

Since 1992 AVL has been active in more than 150 EC-funded RTD projects. In Horizon2020 AVL is coordinator of the following projects:

COMPASS Competitive Auxiliary Power Units based on MSC technology, DEIS Dependable Engineering Innovation for CPS, DiePeR Diesel Efficiency Improvement with Emission Reduction, ENABLE-S3 Enable Safe and Secure Systems, FIVE-VB: Five Volt Lithium Ion Batteries with Silicon Anodes, FUTURE-RADAR Future Research, Advanced Development for Road Transport, HDGAS Heavy Duty Gas Engines integrated Into Vehicles, IMPERIUM Powertrain Control for Economic and Clean Real Driving, REWARD REal World Advanced Technologies foR Diesel Engines, OBELICS Optimization of Scalable Realtime Models and Functional Testing for E-drive Concepts, IMAGE Innovative MAnufacturing routes for next Generation batteries in Europe, HIPERFORM High Performant Wide Band Gap Power Electronics for optimized, efficient and reliable electric Drivetrains.

Further, AVL participates in the following projects:

3CCAR Control technology for EV, AUTODRIVE Fail-safe/-operational electronics for automated driving, CAFE Models for cavitating flows and surface erosion damage, CLOVER Robust control for highly dynamic environmental mechatronic systems, CP-SETIS Interoperability standards for CPS, EcoChamps Commercial hybrid powertrains, EuroCPS Platform for innovative CPS products, FFL4E Future freight locomotive, FlexiFuel-SOFC Highly efficient flex fuel SOFC-CHP system, GasOn Gas-Only ICE, HiEff-BioPower Efficient flex-fuel CHP with biomass gasification, INN-BALANCE BoP components for PEMFC systems, INSIGHT SOFC system monitoring and diagnostics, INSSIGHT Smart systems integration, IPPAD Soot emissions reduction for high power Diesel engines, ITEAM Network in multi-actuated ground vehicles, Knocky Efficiency increase of gas engines, Mont-Blanc 3 HPC platform, OSEM-EV Energy management in EV, Productive4.0 ICT for digital industry, RobustSENSE Robust sensing for ADF, SCOTT Secure connected trustable things, SemI40 Power semiconductor manufacturing 4.0, SOSLEM SOFC diagnostics for end of line testing UPGRADE High efficient particulate-free gasoline engines, GHOST InteGrated and PHysically Optimized Battery System for Plug-in Vehicles Technologies, SECREDAS Product Security for Cross Domain Reliable Dependable Automated Systems, ASSURED fASt and Smart charging solutions for full size URban hEavy Duty applications, PRYSTINE Programmable Systems for Intelligence in Automobiles, IDEV40 Integrated Development 4.0, AFarCloud Aggregate Farming in the Cloud.