Voith Turbo: The future of bus transmission is digital

By ClaireMaha Mathieu

In these times of constant innovation, companies are moving to digitalization. It has a strong impact on the engineering and industries are facing new development paradigms. System simulation is one of the many solutions that companies must implement to move toward a digital enterprise.

But how does that concretely translate to companies?

For Voith Turbo, a German company specialized in drives solutions, the future lies in the digitalization of processes. We met Oliver Kaufmann, simulation & system evaluation manager at Voith Turbo, to discuss about their use of system simulation for their city bus transmission development.

Modern transmissions are very complex systems. Environmental and noise regulations are pushing engineers to significantly improve the energy efficiency of vehicles, and this strongly relies on the optimization of subsystems design – among which transmissions. Developing prototypes for every single design that needs to be tested for performance evaluation is not an option, for obvious costs and times reasons. That’s where simulation comes into play.

The video case study below will detail how Voith Turbo is using our Simcenter simulation solutions, especially Simcenter Amesim to model and test their transmission and Simcenter Sysdm to manage the variety of their model versions.

By using Simcenter solutions for product development, Voith Turbo were able to strengthen their market position.  Not only by delivering transmission systems that enable fuel consumption optimization, better cooling performance and improved driving comfort. But also because they provide their customers with unique, customized solutions that perfectly adapt and answers every specific need. 

As Oliver Kaufman told us, “Simcenter Amesim helps us fix and predict the complexity of such a huge development project at the very beginning, from a very high level to a more detailed one”.

This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at