LAKE FOREST, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- AVL is introducing a new
energy management and systems integration facility, the AVL California
Technology Center (CTC), to support the market's advanced technology
initiatives. Located in the epicenter of "green" initiatives -- southern
California -- the facility showcases ample capabilities not currently
consolidated in any other North American facility.
With global warming concerns accelerating the need to reduce greenhouse
gases, every industry sector that contributes to the generation of CO2
emissions will be affected by both public and governmental mandates. The AVL
CTC offers a dynamic array of leading-edge technologies. Utilizing AVL's
latest modeling and simulation tools in combination with sophisticated
powertrain test systems, the CTC provides comprehensive solutions for OEMs,
Tier One suppliers, fuel providers, government agencies and more.
A newly assembled team of core engineering experts are leading these
developments of alternative fuel and hybrid powertrains, advanced simulation
and innovative test systems for the transportation industry. Focused on energy
storage and management, AVL's specialized team is conducive to the region's
"think tank" reputation, providing in-state access to technologies and
capabilities that have been previously outsourced to other regions and
countries. With these close-to-home services, California's leading
environmental companies will benefit from additional cost-savings and
strengthened technology relationships.
"We're dedicated to providing a full suite of advanced technological
services to this rapidly growing market," said Bruce Falls, Director, AVL CTC.
"California is one of the key market areas for advanced transportation
initiatives and a logical expansion of AVL globally."
The AVL CTC capabilities include:
-- System level modeling and simulation;
-- Advanced technology assessment;
-- Mechanical and electrical integration;
-- System controls and calibration;
-- Sophisticated laboratory testing to verify and optimize energy flow;
-- Concept vehicle demonstration.
Strategically located in Lake Forest, AVL CTC will be able to help advance
California's transportation initiatives by partnering with government agencies
and the transportation industry.
AVL is the world's largest privately owned and independent company for the
development of gasoline, diesel and alternative fuel powertrain systems, as
well as fuel cell and hybrid technologies. The company offers combined
solutions of powertrain engineering, simulation software and testing and
instrumentation systems. AVL's North American Headquarters is located in the
Detroit suburb of Plymouth, Michigan. For more information, AVL can be found
at www.avl.com .