Powertrain consulting

Powertrain Consulting

Emissions reduction, fuel efficiency and high-performance engines are the big drivers of modern powertrain development, for that to happen the interaction of the transmission and the engine or e-motor is vital. Hence these days the powertrain is becoming more and more complex in all areas, including the transmission.

Canopus Innovation GmbH offers a comprehensive range of powertrain consulting services ranging from engineering simulation to market research. Decades of experience and a global network of experts gives us the know-how to provide services for the design, development, calibration and integration of conventional powertrains, hybrid and purely electric powertrains.

Canopus Innovation Solutions

To assure a robust coordination between clients and project teams, our experienced project managers manage expectations, project targets and budget.

Road tests are expensive and time consuming.  The challenge of reducing time and costs along the product development cycle caused a growing demand to replace physical prototypes with virtual prototypes. Powertrain development can benefit from simulation techniques, removing the need for costly prototypes and ramping up productivity.

We fully understand that for drivability assessment, a physical working prototype vehicle is almost always the best convincing demonstration, even when detailed performance simulation has been conducted. We offer a complete engineering solution for the integration of complex powertrain systems into new vehicles or already existing.

Packaging is as important as the powertrain itself. Whilst design of installation systems is consistent with the analytics led approach, the validation process is well integrated with Engine Management Systems (EMS) application skills and combining these two projects can bring exceptional results.

Design & Development

Our powertrain team offers you innovative developments covering your entire powertrain. Our team has extensive expertise in computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools. and we use a variety of sophisticated tools and techniques to design and develop high performance, low emission and fuel-efficient engines. We specialize in robust, low-friction engine designs. Our expertise covers engine, transmission, drive shafts, differentials, final drive, traction motors, intake and exhaust systems.

powertrain consulting - design - simulation - development

Combining innovation with engineering


Light Vehicles (Cars and LCVs)
Off-Highway and Industrial Vehicles
Heavy Commercial Vehicles & Trailers
Tractors and Agricultural Machinery

Powertrain Consulting