Vehicle simulation platform


  • Optimization of vehicle and vehicle components (fuel economy, vehicle performance)
  • Extensive variety of vehicle and powertrain configurations possible
  • Evaluation of new vehicle concepts (e.g., hybrid electric vehicle, fuel cell)
  • Analysis of transient powertrain effects
  • Design of vehicle thermal management systems
  • Intelligent driver module for realistic reproduction of vehicle behavior


AVL CRUISE is used to perform vehicle simulation and powertrain analysis. It is designed to develop and optimize low emission engines, reliable powertrains, and sophisticated control systems of engines, cooling, and transmission systems. CRUISE supports the engineer during the whole engine and vehicle development process in standard applications, such as fuel economy and full load acceleration tests, hill climbing performance and traction diagrams, as well as computational concept studies including the mechanical, electrical, thermal, and control system. This integrated solution makes simultaneous engineering in the development process possible, which is the basis for reducing development times and costs.

CRUISE is applied by OEMs of different vehicle types, such as passenger cars, trucks, two-wheelers, special-purpose vehicles, and component suppliers (e.g. engine, gear box, tire) for the automotive industry. CRUISE provides interfaces with MATLAB and Simulink through a DLL created by Simulink Coder or through a MATLAB API. The MATLAB API interface enables the user to run Simulink in the background and use scopes as well as variable time step integration methods.


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Product Type

  • Data Analysis Tools


  • Control Systems
  • Mechanics and Compression Systems
  • System Modeling and Simulation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Vehicle Development


  • Automotive
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Utilities and Energy