AVL’s integrated testing solution for world’s largest net-zero emissions lab

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AVL has won a contract to provide software and hardware for testing at the new California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) lab in Riverside, California.

CARB’s mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants, while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. Scheduled to open in spring 2021, its new vehicle emissions testing and research lab will be one of the largest net-zero energy structures in the USA.

AVL’s involvement with the new facility will include providing dynamometers for chassis, engine and electrified powertrain testing; emission measurement devices and systems; fuel and air measurement instruments; and the associated control, simulation, and data acquisition I/O.

With experience working on projects of this scale, AVL will provide vehicle testing solutions with the flexibility required to adapt over time. With AVL’s configurable software, CARB will not only be able to quickly create and run tests, but also to monitor and control their systems and data from anywhere.

Due to the scale and pace of the project, an AVL team will be in CARB’s lab in California on a daily basis, working with other AVL experts around the world, including those based at the company’s Michigan headquarters.

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. With over 9,500 employees worldwide, it had a turnover of €1.55bn (US$1.77bn) in 2017.

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