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    Bosch starts construction of new fuel-cell center in China
    Bosch broke ground on a fuel cell center in Wuxi, China, the German supplier said in a press release on 2 December. The new center paves the way for technological breakthroughs in fuel cell application in both commercial vehicles and passenger cars. The center in Wuxi will be engaged mainly in ...
    Forecasting the implications of Euro 7 on powertrain technologies
    Introduction Governments around the world are beginning a substantial push towards a clean, zero-emissions society. While there are unquestionably challenges and obstacles to overcome in making this happen, the automotive industry is already showing its commitment to playing its part. Global t...
    Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC): A step towards making autonomous driving a reality?
    As the industry moves towards autonomous vehicles, it is important to create an ecosystem that not only sustains the progress but also creates an environment for collaboration and information sharing. It is difficult for one company to take on the responsibility of creating an autonomous vehicle ent...
    Bosch collaborates with GAC on automated valet parking in China
    Bosch has formed a partnership with Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) to develop an automated valet parking system for the Chinese market, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release last week. Under the partnership Bosch will provide an automated vehicle parking system as well as s...
    30-Oct-2019 News New Products
    CelLink raises USD22.5 million in Series B funding from Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Ford and BMW i-Ventures
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), Ford Motor Company and BMW i-Ventures have invested USD22.5 million as part of CelLink Corporation’s Series B funding round, the company announced in a press release on 29 October. The latest round of new funding will ramp up CelLink’s production...
    30-Oct-2019 News Investments
    Global automotive safety supplier market insights
    Introduction According to the World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018, traffic accidents were responsible for 1.35 million deaths each year and are the 8th leading cause of death among people of all ages. While technological advancements in safety systems have reduc...
    Bosch develops silicon carbide semiconductors to boost efficiency of power electronics
    Bosch has developed silicon carbide automotive chips to increase the efficiency of power electronics and enhance the energy of the electric motor, the German automotive supplier said on 8 October. Bosch will manufacture the new generation of semiconductor chips at its Reutlingen plant. Bosch says...
    09-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Bosch develops semiconductors to help prevent risk of electric shock in hybrids and EVs after accident
    Bosch has developed semiconductors to help prevent the risk of electric shocks in hybrids and electric vehicles (EV) after an accident by deactivating the vehicle’s power circuits, the company said in a press release on 1 October. The microchips can control small explosive charges attached to elec...
    07-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Examining the engine oil filter technology and market dynamics
    The internal combustion engine (ICE) is an intricate assembly of several moving parts such as pistons, connecting rods, camshafts, and valves. The individual components are usually assembled with very tight tolerances between them and operate at very high speeds when the engine is running. For the e...
    Irreversible diesel declines or “safe haven” market opportunities?
    Diesel, as a choice of fuel for light duty vehicle powertrains, has globally witnessed a fall in demand since 2016. IHS Markit forecasts the production of diesel powertrains will decline globally by about 3% in the period 2018-25. One of the key regions that will lower the global count will be Europ...
    IAA 2019: Bosch showcases fuel cell system based on PowerCell’s fuel cell stack
    Bosch is showcasing its fuel cell system which is based on PowerCell’s fuel cell stack PowerCell S3, PowerCell announced in a press release on 11 September. The current version of PowerCell S3 has a power range of 30-125 kW, runs on pure hydrogen and is based on PEM technology. The PowerCell S3 is...
    Bosch secures new orders worth USD14.3 billion from electromobility
    Bosch has secured new orders worth ERU13 billion (USD14.3 billion) from electromobility since the beginning of 2018, the world’s largest automotive supplier by sales said in a press release today (11 September). The strong orders in electromobility business have helped the German company’s ...
    Bosch collaborates with CATL for EV battery cell
    Robert Bosch is collaborating with Chinese battery cell producer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) to develop high-performance battery cells, Bosch announced in a press release on 5 September. CATL will design, develop, and manufacture electric car battery cells to Bosch specificati...
    Bosch's Indian subsidiary appoints Dr. Bernhard Straub as chairman
    Bosch Limited, the largest Bosch subsidiary in India, has appointed Dr. Bernhard Straub as its new chairman, effective 24 August, The Press Trust of India reported on last week. Straub replaced VK Viswanathan, who resigned from the post of chairman and non-executive director earlier t...
    Bosch inaugurates expanded facility in India
    Bosch has inaugurated its expanded Bidadi plant in Karnataka, India, the company announced in a press release last month. The company has invested EUR31 million (USD34.8 million) in the new facility. The Bidadi plant will accommodate almost 2,500 associates by the end of 2019. The expanded facility ...
    19-Aug-2019 News Investments
    Bosch developing 3D display for vehicles
    Bosch is developing three-dimensional (3D) displays for vehicles, the German supplier said in a press release on 12 August. According to the company, these display solutions generate a real 3D effect using passive 3D technology. This, Bosch claims, allows information to be captured faster compa...
    13-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC) co-leads Series A funding round of Light Field Lab
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), the corporate venture capital unit of Germany-based automotive supplier Bosch, and Taiwania Capital, have jointly led Series A financing round at Light Field Lab, RBVC said in a press release on 12 August. The US-based start-up raised USD28 million from the lates...
    13-Aug-2019 News Investments
    Bosch opens R&D center in Shanghai to develop digital cockpit solutions
    Bosch has opened a research and development (R&D) center in Shanghai, China, the company said last week. The 2,500 m2 ‘Bosch Digital Cabin R&D Center’ will focus on developing smart digital cabin products such as information domain controllers, driver and passenger monitoring system...
    09-Aug-2019 News Investments
    IAA 2019: Bosch to showcase electromobility, powertrain solutions
    Bosch is planning to showcase a wide range of its electromobility and powertrain solutions at the upcoming 2019 IAA Frankfurt show, the company announced in a press release on 26 July. The display will include a dedicated rolling chassis showpiece for EVs, mobile fuel cells for fuel-cell electric ve...
    Daimler, Bosch receive approval for automated valet parking service in Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart
    Daimler and Bosch have received regulatory approval from the competent authorities in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, for an automated valet parking service in Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, the automotive supplier said in a press release today. The automated valet service can be accessed via a sma...
    Bosch temporarily shuts India plant to adjust production with demand
    Bosch has announced plans to suspend manufacturing operations at its Gangaikondan plant in Tamil Nadu, India, for five days this week (23-27 July) to adjust output with weak demand, the company said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) of 22 July. The company’s Gangaikondan plant produce...
    Technology and market dynamics of engine cooling fans & motors sector
    The internal combustion engine (ICE), irrespective of the fuel type, does not sit very high on the efficiency scale.  In most engines, up to 65% of the heat energy produced can be written off as losses—the lion's share lost mainly to the cooling circuit and via exhaust gases. The ICE must be ...
    Bosch develops new cloud services to extend service life of EV batteries
    Bosch is developing new cloud services that supplement the individual vehicles’ battery-management systems and extend the service life of electric vehicle (EV) batteries, the company announced in a press release today (9 July). Smart software functions in the cloud continually analyze the bat...
    09-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Bosch’s net sales up 2.2% y/y to USD89.7 billion in 2018
    Bosch has reported a growth of 2.2% year-over-year (y/y) in net sales to EUR78.5 billion, (USD89.7 billion) for the financial year ended 31 December 2018, according to a company press release today (9 May). EBIT from operations touched EUR5.5 billion in 2018, as compared to EUR4.9 billion in 2017. ...
    Bosch to showcase advanced connected mobility solutions at Bosch ConnectedWorld 2019
    Bosch will showcase its advanced connected mobility solutions at the Bosch ConnectedWorld 2019, scheduled to be held next week (15-16 May) in Berlin (Germany), the company said in a press release on 6 May. The company’s display at the event includes an integrated charging and navigation solution c...
    09-May-2019 News New Products
    Powercell partners with Bosch for production, sale of S3 fuel cell stack
    PowerCell has partnered with Bosch for development, production and sale of the PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack for the automotive segment, the company announced in a press release on 29 April. The agreement includes a joint development of the S3 and a license whereby Bosch gets the exclusive right to p...
    BENTELER partners with Bosch to develop rolling chassis for EVs
    BENTELER has partnered with Bosch to develop rolling chassis for electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 16 April. While BENTELER will bring to the table its understanding of the requirements that a rolling chassis places on products and systems, Bosch will provide i...
    Connected Gateways Market – A Review of The Current Situation
    Automobiles used to be very simple, with electrics covering all but the basics with lighting and ignition. Over time, and with the development of integrated circuitry, electronics entered the vehicle with single wires being used as control lines between switches and actuators. Modern vehicles featur...
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital launches Fund IV to invest EUR200 million in start-ups
    Robert Bosch has provided EUR200 million (USD227.6 million) in the fourth round of funding (Fund IV) to its corporate venture capital subsidiary, Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), the company said in a press release on 27 February. Before this, the German company allocated EUR150 million, EUR120 ...
    ADAS fitment rising in new vehicles in Germany, says Bosch
    The installation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is rising in Germany, according to evaluation of new vehicle registration data for 2017 by Bosch. According to a press release by the German supplier today (20 February), about 45% of the new cars registered in Germany in 2017 came equipp...
    The shift towards automatic transmissions drives the market for transmission ECUs
    More severe global emission regulations lead vehicle manufacturers to look at the entire vehicle to optimize fuel consumption. One area of interest to vehicle manufacturers is replacing manual transmissions with automatic transmissions, allowing for a higher number of gear ratios. This enables small...
    Bosch announces preliminary financial results for FY2018
    German automotive supplier Bosch has reported preliminary financial results for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2018. According to the company’s press release today, sales dropped marginally year on year (y/y) to EUR77.9 billion despite difficult economic conditions and weak market. Sales during...
    Bosch to acquire complete ownership of electric motor JV EM-motive
    Bosch will acquire complete ownership of EM-Motive, its joint venture (JV) with Daimler for manufacturing electric Motors, the company announced in a press release on 24 January. The acquisition of the shares is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. “For Bosch, the complete acquisition...
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in NavInfo’s AutoAI
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), the corporate venture capital arm of the Germany-based automotive supplier Bosch, has invested in AutoAI, a Chinese start-up specializing in internet of vehicle (IOV) solutions, Bosch said in a press release today. RBVC has participated in Series A financing roun...
    NAIAS 2019: Bosch to showcase key solutions for connectivity, electromobility, automated driving
    German automotive supplier Bosch is showcasing its key solutions for connectivity, electromobility and automated driving at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in the United States. According to a company press release on 14 January, the display includes electric motor...
    Bosch reaches settlements in US related to diesel vehicles
    Bosch has reached two separate settlements, with civil plaintiffs and US states, related to diesel vehicle emissions in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 10 January. In the agreement with civil plaintiffs, Bosch will participate with Fiat Chrysler in settlement with cons...
    Electronics component consolidation on the rise
    The automotive industry is facing immense pressure from end users for more features at lower costs. This has created an opportunity for industry players to innovate and change the electronic architectural design in several areas of the vehicle. Modern cars consist of several electronic control un...
    PowerCell signs term sheet with Bosch for joint development of fuel cell system
    PowerCell Sweden has signed a term sheet with Robert Bosch for joint development of fuel cell system. According to a PowerCell press release last month, the two companies will cooperate to develop PowerCell’s automotive fuel cell stack PowerCell S3 and PowerCell’s fuel cell systems. Under the ag...
    Chassis sector wrap-up 2018
    2018 has been a busy year for the global chassis components sector as a major shift toward weight savings and electronification of braking, steering, and suspension systems emerged. The word active was abundantly used across the chassis components sector as the industry came to understand the benefi...
    CES 2019: Bosch to showcase ‘Perfectly Keyless’ vehicle entry system
    Bosch will showcase ‘Perfectly Keyless’ vehicle entry system at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas (United States) next month, the company said in a press release. The German supplier will demonstrate the system in a demonstration vehicle based on a Ford Mustang sportscar.  Significance: Bosch de...
    20-Dec-2018 News New Products
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in Graphcore
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), the venture capital arm of the Bosch Group, has invested in a Series D funding round of Graphcore, an artificial intelligence (AI) chip maker, Bosch announced in a press release on 18 December. Graphcore has raised around USD200 million in total during the latest...
    19-Dec-2018 News Investments
    CES 2019: Bosch to showcase smart mobility solutions
    Bosch will showcase smart mobility solutions at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) next month, the company said in a press release today (13 December). The Germany-based automotive supplier will display a driverless electric car concept with integrated services. Bosch will be supplyin...
    13-Dec-2018 News New Products
    Automated Valet Parking: OEM strategy review
    Vehicle manufactures started introducing systems that automate parking to a varying extent as many as 16 years ago, starting with Toyota’s Intelligent Parking Assist on the Prius back in 2003. In such configurations the driver was ultimately in charge of some controls and supervision. However, rec...
    Electrification of automotive water pumps and rising demand for auxiliary coolant pumps
    The internal combustion engine (ICE) is the dominant propulsion system technology driving the global transportation industry and has remained so for the better part of the century since the dawn of the automobile. The ICE generates the power required to drive the wheels using the energy derived from...
    Bosch partners with Veniam on V2X communication
    Bosch has partnered with US-based Veniam to ensure seamless vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity, the company said in a press release on 5 December. The German supplier has developed a central connectivity unit for V2X data communication that can communicate, using a wide variety of communicatio...
    06-Dec-2018 News New Products
    In-car displays: curvature drives innovation
    As the global automotive industry continues to delve deeper into shared mobility and autonomy, the in-vehicle Human Machine Interface (HMI) is set to assume a more important role than ever. The HMI today is already responsible for addressing the information, communication and entertainment needs of ...
    Bosch teams up with German website clever-tanken.de for EV charging information
    Bosch has teamed up with the German website clever-tanken.de to help electric vehicle (EV) drivers easily locate EV charging stations in Germany, the automotive supplier said in a press release on 29 November. The German website is a major fuel-price information provider in Germany. The collaboratio...
    30-Nov-2018 News New Products
    Bosch develops motion and position sensor for automated vehicles
    Bosch has developed a motion and position sensor that precisely determines an automated vehicle’s position, according to a company press release yesterday (27 November). The new vehicle motion and position sensor consists of high performance global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers and ...
    28-Nov-2018 News New Products
    Bosch showcases new automotive system ICs at Electronica 2018
    Bosch has introduced four new system integrated circuits (IC) at electronica 2018 in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 5 November. The new products include ICs for EVs, transmissions and oxygen sensor. Among the new ICs is a chip for electric vehicles (EV) that can help shut off t...
    16-Nov-2018 News New Products
    Bosch to debut curved instrument cluster in new Volkswagen Touareg
    Bosch is gearing up to launch what it claims will be the world’s first curved instrument cluster, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 14 November. The company will debut its curved instrument cluster in the ‘Innovision Cockpit’ of the new Volkswagen Touareg sport u...
    15-Nov-2018 News New Products
    Daimler, Bosch select California’s San Jose as pilot city for autonomous ride-hailing service
    Daimler and Bosch have selected San Jose in California, United States, as the first pilot city for its on-demand ride-hailing service, the two companies said in a joint press release on 8 November. The two Germany-based companies will commence a trial of highly and fully automated driving (SAE level...
    Bosch showcases comprehensive MEMS sensor solutions at Electronica 2018
    Bosch will showcase its comprehensive lineup of micro-electric mechanical system (MEMS) sensors at the Electronica 2018 exhibition in Munich (Germany) next week (13 to 16 November), the company said in a press release on 5 November. The company will display its new SMI860 five-axis inertial sensor w...
    08-Nov-2018 News New Products
    Impact of Autonomous and ADAS technologies on Vehicle weight
    Autonomous Vehicles (AV) are one of the most talked innovations across the automotive industry. Autonomous driving aims at using technology to aid fully automated driving of a vehicle from one place to another, while ensuring that all road hazards and traffic conditions are rightly identified and re...
    New tail lamp designs and technologies
    The automotive lighting industry is progressing rapidly, with the lighting systems’ role pertaining to safety, aesthetics, customization, and vehicle autonomy. In terms of design, automakers are leveraging newer light sources such as LED (light emitting diode), OLED (organic light emitting diode) ...
    Bosch develops ESP, engine control unit for Dallara Stradale sports car
    Bosch has developed electronic stability program (ESP) and engine control unit for the Italian race car chassis manufacturer Dallara’s first street-legal sports car ‘Stradale’, the German auto parts supplier announced in a press release yesterday (24 October). Bosch has supplied key safety and...
    25-Oct-2018 News New Products
    Power steering systems market and technology trends
    Today’s power steering systems market is a consequence of the drive to create a favorable environment for autonomous and electrified vehicles. This trend has given rise to the following main trends: Close to complete penetration of EPS systems globally, including small markets such as India ...
    Bosch partners with Huawei to accelerate IOT development for Chinese market
    Bosch has entered a partnership with Huawei to accelerate development of Internet of Things (IOT) for the Chinese market, the Germany-based company said in a press release on 10 October. The partnership will enable Bosch to make its IOT Suite software available on Huawei Cloud in China. “The partn...
    Bosch launches car-sharing business in Germany with electric vans
    Bosch plans to enter car-sharing market with electric vans in Germany, the company said in a press release today (9 October). The company has partnered with toom Baumarkt, a subsidiary of German retail group Rewe, to test the service at toom’s five selected stores in Germany from December this yea...
    Growing importance of battery cooling in full hybrid and electric vehicles and the longer-term prospect for further trend disruption.
    While it is inevitable that powertrain migration from an ICE to EV will be the endgame to meet the increasingly stringent regulations, the consensus in the industry is that talk about the complete demise of ICE technology is somewhat premature. The IHS Markit forecast indicates that one in five vehi...
    BYTON partners with Bosch for powertrain, brakes, and driver-assistance systems
    Future Mobility Corporation-owned BYTON has signed an agreement with Bosch for sourcing powertrain, brake and driver-assistance systems, Reuters reported on 25 September, citing BYTON CEO Carsten Breitfeld. The two companies will also collaborate on brand advertising, product marketing, technology d...
    Bosch, SiTime collaborate to provide timing solution for 5G, IOT and automotive applications
    Bosch has announced a partnership with US-based SiTime Corporation to accelerate innovation in micro-electric-mechanical systems (MEMS) timing, the two companies said in a joint press release earlier this month. Through the partnership, the two companies plan to develop processes for next-generation...
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in solid-state chip lidar developer ABAX Sensing
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), the venture capital arm of Germany-based automotive supplier Bosch, has completed a follow-on investment in ABAX Sensing, a developer of full solid-state chip lidar for autonomous driving applications, according to a company press release on 18 September. The Ser...
    Daimler, Bosch jointly demonstrates Automated Valet Parking in China
    Daimler and Bosch have jointly developed and demonstrated joint Automated Valet Parking pilot in Beijing, China, Daimler announced in a press release on 14 September. According to the company, Automated Valet Parking is based on intelligent infrastructure and allows drivers to instruct their vehicle...
    Fleet management in commercial vehicles—a big opportunity for passive entry systems
    Traditionally, technological innovation appeared in passenger cars earlier than in heavy commercial vehicles. Among the features that are about to make the transition from this traditional approach are passive entry systems. Moreover, the trend of passive entry systems moving toward the use of mobil...
    Bosch’s sales in Mexico grow 10% y/y to USD3.2 billion in 2017
    Bosch has reported around 10% year-on-year (y/y) increase in sales in Mexico to USD3.2 billion for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2017, according to a company press release on 14 August. This sales figure includes sales of nonconsolidated companies and internal deliveries to affiliated companies....
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in DeepMap
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), the corporate venture capital (CVC) subsidiary of Bosch, has completed an investment in DeepMap, a US-based start-up working on mapping and localization of autonomous vehicles, Bosch said in a press release on 14 August. “Maps explicitly designed to be rea...
    Adopting a holistic approach to thermal management of electric vehicles
    Relentless urban development and industrial progress in most regions of the world have come with a heavy price tag of environmental pollution. New data from the World Health Organization included in a May 2018 press release shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutan...
    IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018: Bosch to showcase advanced safety, driver assistance, and connectivity solutions
    Bosch is gearing up to showcase advanced solutions related to safety, driver assistance, and connectivity at the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles scheduled to be held from 20 to 27 September in Hannover, Germany, the company said in a press release on 2 August. The company will showcase the fo...
    03-Aug-2018 News New Products
    Bosch partners with Foreca to develop predictive ‘road-condition services’ for self-driving vehicles
    Bosch has teamed up with Foreca, a Finland-based weather forecasting service provider, to deliver predictive ‘road-condition services’ for self-driving vehicles, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release today. Bosch will roll out the new service globally in 2020. “Wet road...
    Bosch starts expansion of engineering center in Hungary; to be completed by 2021
    Bosch has started expanding its engineering center in Budapest, Hungary, the German automotive supplier said in a press release last week. The 90,000-square feet expansion of the company’s ‘Engineering Center Budapest’ will be done in two phases. Bosch will invest EUR120 million (USD140 millio...
    17-Jul-2018 News Investments
    Daimler, Bosch select NVIDIA autonomous driving platform for self-driving fleet
    Daimler and Bosch have signed an agreement with NVIDIA to use the US-based company’s latest ‘Drive Pagasus’ artificial intelligence (AI) computing platform in self-driving vehicles, the two Germany-based companies said in a joint press release today (11 July). Daimler and Bosch have  &nbs...
    Bosch supplies ADAS technology, sensors, electric motor control for NIO’s ES8 EV
    German-based Bosch Group and China-based electric vehicle company NIO have signed a strategic cooperation agreement focused on sensor technology, automated driving, electric motor controls, and intelligent transport systems, Bosch announced in a press release yesterday (9 July). According to the pre...
    EPS drives demand for subcomponent systems market
    About seven suppliers cater to 75% of the world’s power steering systems (PSS) demand, serving more than ten customers. However, the supplier base for electronic control units (ECUs) and motors is less expansive than that for PSS. To put this in perspective, two-thirds of the PSS ECU demand i...
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital opens new office in China
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), the venture capital arm of Germany-based automotive supplier Bosch, has opened a new office in Shanghai, China, Bosch said in a press release on 28 June. The Shanghai office will work to establish RBVC in the Chinese market as a leading investor in tech ventures....
    02-Jul-2018 News Investments
    Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence opens research lab in US
    Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI), the dedicated unit the German supplier focusing on artificial intelligence (AI), has established a research lab in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States), the company said in a press release on 27 June. The company is planning to set up a team of 20...
    29-Jun-2018 News Investments
    Bosch, Mojio to jointly develop advanced connected car services
    Bosch has made a strategic investment in Mojio, a Canada-based technology platform and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) provider for connected cars, the companies said in a press release on 27 June. The German supplier said it is investing in the Series B funding round of the Canadian start-up, but did ...
    28-Jun-2018 News New Products
    Volkswagen, Bosch, Continental, Aquantia and NVIDIA form ‘Networking of Autonomous Vehicle’ Alliance
    Volkswagen Group of America has partnered with Aqantia, Bosch, Continental and NVIDIA to form the ‘Networking for Autonomous Vehicle’ (NAV) Alliance to develop next-generation of in-vehicle network infrastructure for autonomous vehicles, the US subsidiary of the Germany-based automaker said in a...
    Bosch lays foundation stone for new wafer fab facility in German city Dresden
    Bosch has laid the foundation stone for a new wafer fabrication facility in Dresden, Germany, the company said in a press release today. The leading German automotive supplier is investing EUR1 billion (USD1.2 billion) in the new wafer fab facility. The construction of the new 72,000-square meter fa...
    25-Jun-2018 News Investments
    Bosch sales in India grow 15.4% y/y to USD2.7 billion
    Bosch’s sales in India increased 15.4% year-over-year (y/y) to EUR2.2 billion (USD2.7 billion) in the financial year ended 31 December 2017, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 20 June. Bosch expects its growth momentum in the Indian market to continue in the medium te...
    Bosch Austria sales up by 8% y/y to USD1.5 billion in 2017
    Bosch has reported around 8% year-on-year (y/y) increase in sales in Austria to EUR1.25 billion (USD1.5 billion) in the fiscal year ended 31 December 2017, according to a company press release on 23 May. The company’s Mobility Solutions business sector particularly recorded strong growth in Austri...
    Readying brakes for the future
    The global automotive ecosystem is moving towards electrification and ADAS, consequently pushing automakers and suppliers to adapt braking systems to these changes. This is giving rise to automakers and suppliers looking for new ways to differentiate products, and an electrified engine and advanced ...
    Bosch sales in Japan increases 10% y/y to USD2.7 billion in 2017
    Bosch’s sales increased by around 10% year-on-year (y/y) in Japan to EUR2.3 billion (USD2.7 billion) in the fiscal year ended 31 December 2017, according to a company press release yesterday (7 June). The company’s global sales to Japanese automakers also increased by around 11% y/y. Bosch ha...
    Thermal motors – brushed or brushless?
    The quest for improved efficiency either through better component control parameters or reducing ancillary power load on the engine has been the blueprint that automakers have been following for improving vehicle performance and efficiency. Electric motor driven components have been gaining traction...
    Bosch opens new technology center in Portugal
    Bosch has opened a new technology center in Braga, Portugal, to develop sensors and software functions for automated driving, the German auto parts supplier announced in a press release on 30 May. The center, which is close to the company’s Portuguese headquarters in Lisbon, will employ a total of...
    48V Architecture – A decompounding and lightweighting opportunity !
    The biggest challenge for the entire automotive industry nowadays, apart from meeting increasing customer expectations, perhaps is meeting the global emission norms and fuel mileage regulations. The largest markets of the world including China, USA, Europe, and India have started to put stricter nor...
    Kyocera enters licensing agreement with Bosch for use of haptic feedback technology
    Japan-based Kyocera has signed a licensing agreement with Robert Bosch Car Multimedia for its haptic feedback technology, the company said in a press release on 8 May. The licensing agreement will provide Bosch with access to Kyocera’s patented haptic feedback technology for use in its automotive ...
    09-May-2018 News New Products
    Bosch expects 2–3% y/y growth in revenue in 2018 on higher demand for electromobility, autonomous driving solutions
    Bosch expects its revenue to grow by 2–3% year over year (y/y) in 2018, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release. According to the company, its revenue in the first three months of the current financial year matched the high level of the same period of the previous year. Adjus...
    Real-Driving Emissions Regulations and their Implications
    Appendix It is hoped that the transition from the NEDC to WLTP emissions testing cycles will make a significant contribution towards reducing the environmental impact of light passenger vehicles. However, emission measurements under real-world operating conditions will increase the variabilit...
    Didi Chuxing joins forces with 31 partners to build integrated car operator platform
    Didi Chuxing has joined forces with 31 partners, including automakers and tier-1 suppliers, to launch ‘Didi Auto Alliance’, the leading Chinese mobility service provider said in a press release last week. The Didi Auto Alliance partners will bring together their resources and capabilities to bui...
    Bosch announces breakthrough in diesel technology; can drastically reduce NOx emissions
    Bosch will use artificial intelligence (AI) to reduce emissions from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, The Germany-based auto technology company announced in a press release on 25 April. Bosch is looking to develop new generation of diesel and gasoline engines that produce no significant pa...
    Bosch supplies EPS, ‘highway assist system’ for model year 2018 Maserati vehicles
    Bosch is supplying its ‘highway assist system’, which is a partially automated driving function, for all model year (MY) 2018 vehicles in Maserati’s lineup, the German auto parts supplier said in a press release yesterday (19 April). The new system integrates the adaptive cruise control (ACC),...
    20-Apr-2018 News New Products
    Bosch plans to open new plant in Mexico to produce ECUs for American market
    Bosch plans to invest EUR100 million (USD120 million) to build a new plant in Mexico by 2020 to produce electronic components for the automotive market, according to a company press release yesterday (17 April). The new 21,000-square meter plant, which will be located in Celaya, Guanajuato, will sup...
    18-Apr-2018 News Investments
    Bosch, e.GO join forces for automated valet parking in Germany
    Bosch has teamed up with electric vehicle (EV) start-up e.GO to collaborate on automated vehicle parking, the two companies said in a joint press release on 11 April. As part of the agreement, the partners plan to provide automated vehicle parking facility in a new parking garage on the RWTH Aachen ...
    12-Apr-2018 News New Products
    Bosch establishes new ‘Research and Technology Center’ in Silicon Valley
    Bosch has relocated to a new, more spacious Research and Technology Center (RTC) in Sunnyvale, California (United States), the German supplier said in a press release on 5 April. The company invested EUR36 million (USD40 million) in the new center, which is spread over 10,000 square meters and can s...
    06-Apr-2018 News Investments
    Bosch, Antenne Bayern to warn vehicles, other road users about wrong-way drivers via app
    Bosch has entered a partnership with the Antenne Bayern radio station to curb road fatalities caused by wrong-way driving, the German supplier said in a press release earlier this month. The partnership will allow Antenne Bayern to integrate Bosch’s cloud-based wrong-way-driving warning system to ...
    30-Mar-2018 News New Products
    3M, Bosch, Great Wall Motor, eight other companies join Hydrogen Council
    Eleven companies have joined the Hydrogen Council, according to a press release by Hydrogen Council last week. 3M, Bosch, China Energy, Great Wall Motor, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, and Weichai have joined the Hydrogen Council as steering members alongside Hexagon Composites, Marubeni,...
    Bosch expects to generate EUR2 billion in sales from driving assistance systems in 2019
    Bosch expects to generate EUR2 billion in sales from driver assistance systems in 2019, the German auto parts supplier announced in a press release on 6 March. The company conducted an analysis on the use of driving assistance systems in cars in key European markets. The results showed that adv...
    Immersion enters licensing contract with Bosch
    Immersion, a developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH, a subsidiary of Robert Bosch, according to a press release. As per the agreement, Immersion will provide Bosch’s subsidiary with access to its patent...
    Fuel Injection Technological Developments
    Recent developments in powertrain technology have focused on two domains – overall efficiency and emission control. Automotive OEMs and suppliers have dedicated considerable amounts of their research and development budget bringing to market environmentally friendly solutions with reduced fuel con...
    Bosch decides against producing EV battery cells in-house
    Bosch has decided against producing battery cells for use in electrified vehicles (EV) in-house, citing economic reasons, the leading automotive supplier said in a press release on 28 February. Instead, the German supplier will continue working with cell suppliers to design cells for hybrid and...
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