The Integrated and Open Development Platform (IODP) from AVL features the first integration product, Model.CONNECT. Designed around the system requirements, this platform can be applied in a range of powertrain and vehicle applications, such as vehicle dynamics, energy management, real driving emissions, or advanced driver assistance systems. It creates vehicle prototypes built with virtual and real components, available at every development step. The software contains the advanced execution engine ICOS (Independent CO-Simulation) and ACORTA (Advanced Co-Simulation Methods for Real-Time Application), which solves the complex interaction between virtual and real components with advanced coupling algorithms. The package includes multiple simulation tools for various domains supported (e.g., AVL CRUISE, AMESim, MATLAB, ECS Kuli, Dymola, MSC Adams), and unique solver techniques to link models with different time domains (multi-rate) and to minimize coupling errors. It provides full support of interface standards (FMI – model exchange and co-simulation) and customized wrappers that empower the coupling of preferred tools. For more information, visit Booth 801 at SAE 2016 World Congress or www.avl.com/en/web/10138/iodp.