Powertrain Controls

Controls are a key characteristic to differentiate the behavior of the powertrain in regards to vehicle performance, emissions, robustness of diagnostic and brand style (Brand DNA). AVL can deliver independent and modular powertrain software control solutions from prototype through to production to meet individual customer demands.

AVL Approach

AVL powertrain controls encompass the complete powertrain system know-how into innovative software solutions.  AVL's unique in-depth powertrain knowledge allows for a unique approach to front-loading powertrain development through Model and Software-in-loop simulation. Offering a comprehensive controls service for:

  • Prototyping and production applications, including passenger vehicles, on-road and off-road and commercial vehicles
  • E-mobility solutions for hybrids pure electric vehicles and battery management
  • Independent validation and verification of controls systems
  • Full automotive compliant software development
  • Consulting in design and manufacturing processes, methods, tools and technical solutions
  • Conformance to internationally recognized quality and safety standards such as IEC 61508, MISRA guidelines

Benefits at a Glance

  • Single controls supplier solution from development through to production – Providing quick solutions and synergies through a front loaded development approach
  • A more robust and cost effective design solution using early validation through use of Model-in-the-loop and Software-in-the-loop simulation
  • An integrated gate-way approach to quality control from initial concept through to production
  • High-level powertrain management system competence for prototyping and production solutions


AVL powertrain controls specialize in gasoline, diesel, all-electric and hybrid powertrains from development to production for:

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Light and heavy duty trucks
  • Construction machines
  • Agricultural machines
  • Large engines (i.e. ships, locomotive, generator applications etc.)
  • 2 wheel vehicles