Emissions testing instrumentation and software donated to university
In an expansion of AVL’s partnership with the University of California-Riverside (UCR) Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), AVL donated $1 million worth of emissions testing instrumentation and software to develop the mobility laboratory of the future at CE-CERT.
Kyle Kimel, president of AVL Test Systems, Inc., said the donation is part of AVL’s push for a more complete emissions training center. He added it will be a research hub for zero-impact emissions technology in Southern California.
“AVL is partnering with CE-CERT because we share a common goal,” Kimel explained. “We both want to educate students entering the automotive or air quality fields and develop these future engineers and researchers."
AVL modernized the CE-CERT light-duty testing facility with its road-to-lab workflow and advanced automation technology, meaning AVL is now better-positioned to provide top-of-the-line training courses and to facilitate pioneering emissions research.
The automotive world is changing rapidly, and “zero” is now the most important number. Experts at CE-CERT’s light-duty testing facility will address this challenge and work toward the strategic goals of zero emissions and zero vehicle accidents. The testing facility will achieve this by focusing on areas such as electrification, dynamic energy and emissions management (DEEM), simulation, traffic patterns, ADAS, connected vehicles, and artificial intelligence. As the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts vehicles more and more, the tools in this facility will allow CE-CERT to stay on the cusp of the industry’s latest advancements.
Through partnerships with more than 45 universities and technical centers worldwide, AVL’s research activities are an incubator for innovative toolchains and services supporting the automotive industry to realize its mission of “zero" as AVL and other companies develop cleaner solutions for the world’s transportation, energy, and manufacturing industries.
Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT)
– Edited from an AVL press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering energy efficiency stories.