AVL to provide software and hardware for world’s largest net-zero emissions lab

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AVL has been awarded the contract to provide nearly all the software and hardware for light- and heavy-duty vehicle, engine, and powertrain testing at the new California Air Resources Board’s (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. As designed, it will also be the largest net-zero energy structure in the USA.

“As the world’s 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,” said AVL CEO Helmut List.

AVL’s equipment and hardware provides solutions to the challenges of multiple testing environments and propulsion technologies, including electrified powertrains. AVL will deliver 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 flexibility to adapt over time. Because mobility systems continue to evolve, AVL’s seamless lab operating system coupled with its hardware will futureproof 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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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he began editing Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International in 2016, and took over as editor of Tire Technology International in 2018.

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