Optimal Switching behavior
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AVL List GmbH
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. AVL develops and improves all kinds of powertrain systems and is a competent partner to the engine and automotive industry. Unique synergies with AVL Instrumentation and Test Systems and AVL Advanced Simulation Technologies enable the development of highly creative, mature and application-specific solutions for our customers in order that they meet their future market challenges. AVL has more than 9.500 employees worldwide (3.850 in Graz). In 2017, sales revenues reached 1.55 billion Euro.
iwis motorsysteme GmbH & Co. KG
iwis' role in the partnership is to support the joint development activities with its many years of experience in the large-scale series production of high-quality automotive components.
The iwis Group is a global technology leader for high-quality chain solutions and is one of the leading suppliers of precision chain drives systems and components for the automotive industry, as well as industrial applications in the mechanical and plant engineering, packaging, printing and food industries and materials handling. The iwis Group has 45 subsidiaries and offices all over the world and employs more than 2.000 people. In 2017, the company generated annual sales of 365 million Euro.
Dual Mode VCSTM:
To easily meet current and future CO2 challenges
Stringent future emission legislations in combination with demand for low fleet consumption require robust solutions that have to be compliant with CO2 and RDE requirements as well. VCS - Variable Compression Ratio Systems for Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) will become increasingly more important in the future to meet the global fuel economy and emission standards. Existing VCR systems typically call for new engine architectures which are laborious and expensive. The main driver which will determine the widespread implementation of the technologies is the Cost / CO2 Savings ratio. The Dual Mode VCSTM follows a modular approach to existing combustion engines, which makes it a very cost effective solution for the customer. Considering the still high costs of electrification measures, VCS has the potential to become a main technology to improve the fuel economy of ICE’s for the next few years.
The collaboration between iwis and AVL will cover the entire development and production chain, and will strengthen both of the companies' leadership positions for innovative automotive solutions.
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