AVL is the world’s largest privately owned company for development of powertrains (combustion engines, hybrid systems, and electric drive) as well as simulation and test systems for passenger cars, trucks and marine engines. AVL Software and Functions in Regensburg (AVL SFR) was founded 2008 as 100% daughter of AVL Graz. The AVL group the worldwide competence Center for software and electronics. Mainly high experienced engineers for automotive software, function and electronic development are with AVL SFR (~220 employees). AVL SFR is fully embedded in the AVL network for all disciplines and areas. For electric mobility, AVL develops highly innovative system and detailed solutions. These include, without limitation presented in the model developed by AVL in-house coup-e 800th. It is a high-voltage architecture implemented consistently by the battery design to the inverter and electric motor drive. This was a first approach to an extension in the direction of high-efficiency propulsion for cars and commercial vehicles. However, several compromises are received, because of the missing components according to the automotive standard (especially in power electronics).
This vehicle with the fact realized highly innovative drive was awarded the Bavarian State Prize under the eCarTec 2012 Design. (Winner in the category “Drive Technology, System Electrics, Testing Systems”: Coupe 800 – AVL Software and Functions GmbH). In the automotive industry, AVL SFR is a very well-known and accepted partner for a lot of OEMs and Tier1s worldwide, involved in projects from concept up to serial development.