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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Bosch, Mercedes-Benz partner with Apcoa to offer automated valet parking service at Stuttgart airport in Germany
    Bosch and Mercedes-Benz have partnered with Apcoa Parking to offer fully automated valet parking at Stuttgart airport in the future, the German supplier said in a press release on 12 October. The P6 parking garage at Stuttgart airport will serve as the pilot for the planned commercial automated park...
    Auto China 2020: Bosch and Benteler present rolling chassis for EVs
    Automotive components and systems suppliers, Benteler and Bosch, will be presenting their jointly developed rolling chassis for electric vehicles (EVs) at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition 2020. According to a press release issued by Benteler on 25 September, the company has said the m...
    28-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Schaeffler and Bosch collaborate on intelligent rear wheel steering development
    Automotive components suppliers Schaeffler and Bosch have announced their collaboration to develop the intelligent rear wheel steering (iRWS) product line. According to a press release issued by Schaeffler on 21 September, Schaeffler will provide mechatronic iRWS systems, and Bosch Automotive Steeri...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Electrohydraulic brake actuation to see high adoption in the short-to-medium term
    The brakes of an automobile are unquestionably one of the first lines of safety in motoring, and for this reason, vehicle manufacturers have invested and will certainly continue to dedicate significant investments in order to upgrade vehicle braking systems. Automotive brakes functioned through mech...
    ACQUISITION: Bosch acquires 26% stake in Indian e-mobility company SUN Mobility
    German auto parts supplier Bosch, through its investment vehicle Robert Bosch Investment Nederland B.V., has acquired a 26% stake in Indian e-mobility company SUN Mobility, according to a report by ET Auto on 4 September. The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the transaction. “B...
    Bosch to focus on fuel cell powertrain development in passenger car segment after trucks
    German automotive supplier Bosch has said that it will develop fuel cell powertrain for the passenger car segment after trucks, according to a company press release on 2 September. Bosch plans to start production of fuel cell powertrain for heavy duty applications in 2022–23. “Once they have bec...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford, Bosch, Bedrock partner for automated parking project in the US
    Ford, in partnership with automotive supplier Bosch and real-estate firm Bedrock, has launched a demonstration project for automated valet parking inside Bedrock’s Assembly Garage in Detroit, Michigan, the United States, the automaker said in a press release on 26 August. The project will demonstr...
    Bosch to consolidate software and electronic expertise into one division
    Bosch has announced the consolidation of its electronics and software expertise into a single division from 2021, a company press release read on 21 June. The division will make software-intensive systems for future vehicle architectures. Bosch said its entire car multimedia division and parts of...
    Bosch presents findings of MEC-View research project
    Bosch has presented its findings of the MEC-View research project, a company press release read on 20 July. Bosch said the project took three years of development got EUR5.5 million (USD6.3 million) in funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The participants for ...
    Powercell receives order for PowerCell S3 from Bosch
    Powercell has received an order for its S3  fuel cell stacks from Bosch, the company announced in a press release on 23 June. The order from Bosch is worth EUR2.4 million (USD2.7 million) and will be delivered continuously during 2020.  Significance: The order from Bosch is part of a jo...
    Bosch's EV charging network touches 150,000 charge spots
    In a press release dated 15 June, Bosch announced that its electric vehicle (EV) charging network has expanded to 150,000 charging spots. This number will grow to 200,000 units by the end of 2020. “With our recharging services, we are developing a universal key to one of the biggest pan-European r...
    Bosch develops new MEMS sensor for automotive navigation systems
    Bosch has developed a new MEMS sensor for navigation systems in vehicles, the German supplier said in a press release on 8 June. The SMI230 is a highly precise sensor that constantly registers changes in the vehicle’s direction and speed, evaluates the information, and transmits it to the navigati...
    08-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Bosch creates new subsidiary in India for automotive business
    Bosch has created a new wholly owned subsidiary in India for automotive business, according to a regulatory filing by the company on 1 June. The company has incorporated “Robert Bosch India Manufacturing and Technology Private Limited” on 31 May 2020. Significance: Bosch continues to inv...
    Bosch plans new plant in Malaysia for semiconductor components and sensor testing
    Bosch is looking to build a semiconductor components manufacturing and sensor testing facility in Penang, Malaysia, New Strait Times reported on 3 June. The report added that construction of the plant at Batu Kawan Industrial Park is expected to start in 2021 with first-series production expected...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Bosch gradually ramping up production at Romanian plants
    German auto parts supplier Bosch is gradually ramping up production activities at its plants in Romania after a temporary slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a company press release on 27 May. The company has put in place various protection measures for its employees in Romania....
    29-May-2020 News COVID-19
    Impact of COVID-19 on Automotive UI/ UX Market
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly disrupted all aspects of the automotive supply chain. Global efforts to control the spread of the virus have impacted both demand and supply, and in turn the industry cumulating in a sharp decline in production. Both automakers and auto...
    29-May-2020 Insights COVID-19
    Is water injection technology ready for mass-market adoption?
    Automotive OEMs across the globe are faced with the challenge of making their vehicles increasingly more efficient by cutting fuel consumption and emissions. A wide variety of measures exist for car manufacturers to employ and refine in order to achieve these desired effects, including improving the...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Bosch to resume operations in Mexico
    German automotive parts supplier Bosch has received the government approval in Mexico to restart operations, according to a Reuters report on 28 May. “We have already received approval from the health authorities to reopen, which we will do gradually and with staggered shifts in all our locatio...
    28-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Bosch commences fully automated production of face masks at German plant
    Bosch has launched the first special production line for face masks at its plant in Stuttgart-Feuerbach in Germany, according to a company press release on 15 May. “Containing coronavirus is a challenge for society as a whole. By equipping our associates with masks we make ourselves, we are hel...
    18-May-2020 News COVID-19
    EasyRain partners with Bosch, Italdesign to develop 'Aquaplaning Intelligent Solution'
    EasyRain has signed a partnership with Italdesign and entered a new collaboration with Bosch Mobility Solution to continue the development of Aquaplaning Intelligent Solution (AIS), the company said in a press release 11 May. The new collaboration will allow EasyRain to “take a decisive step forwa...
    14-May-2020 News New Products
    5G NetMobil project develops real-time communication solutions for connected vehicles
    The 5G NetMobil project has developed real-time communication solutions for connected vehicles to improve safety and efficiency, Bosch said in a press release on 5 May. Bosch is one of the coordinators in the project along with Technische Universität Dresden and is among 16 partners developing i...
    Steer-by-wire power steering system demand to surge within five years
    Automotive steering systems have experienced occasional changes in terms of their design and complexity. While the basic technology has endured for generations, innovation has sporadically made noteworthy advancements to the way we steer our vehicles. After the advent of steering systems that used r...
    Bosch’s sales falls 0.9% y/y to USD87 billion in 2019
    Bosch has reported a fall of 0.9% year on year (y/y) in its sales to EUR77.7 billion (USD87 billion) for the full year ended 31 December 2019, according to a company press release on 29 April. EBIT from operations during the year touched EUR3.3 billion and EBIT margin was 4.2%. Sales of the Mobility...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Bosch to support production of 4,000 ventilators in Australia
    Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions division (BAMS), a subsidiary of the German automotive components manufacturer Bosch, will provide support in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic by testing ventilators. This is part of an initiative by Grey Innovation an...
    23-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Bosch to invest approximately USD73 million to expand Turkish plant
    German automotive parts supplier Bosch announced plans to invest approximately TRY500 million (USD73 million) in its manufacturing plant in Turkey's Bursa province, according to a report by SeeNews on 15 April. The expansion will increase the number of employees at the plant from 314 to 606 people. ...
    16-Apr-2020 News Investments
    Powercell receives order for PowerCell S3 fuel cell stacks from Bosch worth USD1.2 million
    Powercell has received an order for its PowerCell S3 fuel cell stacks from Bosch, the company announced in a press release on 30 March. The order is worth SEK11.5 million (USD1.1 million). Powercell said that it expects the order to have a positive financial impact during the first quarter 2020...
    Key takeaways from the Automotive Ethernet Congress 2020
    With the growing number of connected, autonomous, and electric vehicles on the road, ethernet in automotive is inevitable and will become crucial. The sixth edition of the annual Automotive Ethernet Congress was held in Munich on 12 and 13 February 2020. During the event, industry leaders and expert...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Bosch suspends production at German plants
    Bosch has announced suspension of production at its German locations due to a reduction in customer demand as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Germany-based supplier said in a press release on 20 March. The company informed that starting 25 March, it will drastically...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Bosch to start production of 48-V batteries for hybrid cars at German plant next year
    Bosch will start producing 48-V batteries for hybrid vehicles at its plant in the German city of Eisenach in the summer of 2021, according to a report by Xinhua Net on 27 February 2019. To this end, the company plans to invest over EUR80 million (USD90 million) in the Eisenach site. The investment i...
    09-Mar-2020 News Investments
    PARTNERSHIP: BENTELER, Bosch partner with Pininfarina for EV manufacturing
    BENTELER and Bosch have partnered with Pininfarina for complete assembly of electric vehicles (EVs), BENTELER announced in a press release on 3 March. Pininfarina will provide its expertise in top hat styling and engineering, and upper body integration with the chassis. “Jointly, we now cover the ...
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in automated driving platform developer UISEE
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), the corporate venture capital unit of German supplier Bosch, has invested in China-based UISEE, a provider of turnkey solutions for automated driving (AD), according to a company press release on 26 February. “As one of the leading automated driving companie...
    27-Feb-2020 News Investments
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in US-based startup UltraSense Systems
    Robort Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), the corporate venture capital unit of German supplier Bosch, and Artimen Ventures have led a Series B funding round at UltraSense Systems, RBVC said in a press release on 18 February. The US-based startup raised USD20 million in the latest funding round, bringing...
    21-Feb-2020 News Investments
    Bosch, ZF join Open Manufacturing Platform
    German auto parts manufacturers ZF Friedrichshafen and Bosch are joining the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) in a bid to accelerate and scale the development of manufacturing applications, ZF announced in a press a release on 19 February. OMP’s aim is to enable faster and more cost-effective inn...
    Bosch displays connected vehicle solutions at Bosch Connected World
    Bosch has exhibited connected vehicle systems at the Bosch Connected World, according to a press release dated 12 February. It also exhibited connected solutions for industrial, agriculture and buildings markets. It has been producing robust electronics architecture for vehicle computers. The tie...
    13-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Outlook for automotive electronics in 2020
    The growth in electrification, connected car and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), along with the strict regulatory emphasis on emission norms in the automotive industry, have set the ball rolling for changes that are expected to continue well into this decade. Multiple macro-economic facto...
    Bosch to increase stake in fuel cell company Ceres Power
    Bosch has announced that it will increase its stake in Ceres Power to around 18%, up from 3.9%, according to a company press release on 22 January. The stake increase is achieved through a subscription by Bosch for new Ceres Power shares, as well as the purchase of further shares from existing share...
    24-Jan-2020 News Investments
    DeepMap provides HD mapping for Daimler’s Robotaxi pilot in California
    DeepMap is providing its advanced high-definition (HD) mapping technology to a robotaxi pilot program jointly run by Daimler’s Mercedes Benz and Bosch in San Jose, California, United States, the US-based start-up said in a blog last month. “DeepMap is delighted to have the opportunity to work wi...
    Mercedes-Benz and Bosch to build a vehicle test center in Brazil
    According to a press statement issued by Mercedes-Benz on 6 January, the German automotive firm has announced that it will be building a new vehicle test centre in collaboration with auto components supplier, Bosch. This new centerwill be located within the existing testing grounds of Mercedes-...
    08-Jan-2020 News Investments
    Bosch plans to cut over two thousand jobs in India due to weak auto sales
    German supplier Bosch will cut “a couple of thousand” jobs in India, according to Soumitra Bhattacharya, the managing director of Bosch. In a report filed by Bloomberg, he said that the job cuts would take place over a 4-year period. He also went on to say that IC-engine vehicles and electric...
    CES 2020: Bosch to introduce new 'Virtual Visor' to improve driver safety and comfort
    Bosch will introduce its new ‘Virtual Visor’ to improve driver safety and comfort at the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, United States, according to a company press release on 6 January. The new high-tech sun visor uses artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition technology to block out the sun's...
    06-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Sales of Bosch driver assistance systems increase 12% y/y to EUR2 billion in 2019
    Bosch has reported that sales of its driver assistance systems increased by 12% year on year (y/y) to around EUR2 billion (USD2.2 billion), according to a company press release on 2 January. According to Bosch, these assistance systems are paving the way for automated driving. Recently, Bosch develo...
    Bosch develops production-ready lidar sensors
    Bosch has developed production-ready lidar sensors for use in automated vehicles, the company said in a press release today (2 January). According to the company, its lidar sensors will cover both long and close range for use on highways and in the city. The German supplier also aims to reduce the l...
    02-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Thermal sector wrap-up 2019
    The automotive thermal sector witnessed a wide range of innovations and developments, from improving vehicle efficiency to making vehicle occupants more comfortable. Irrespective of whether automobiles are being powered by conventional forms of drive such as internal combustion engines, or by n...
    Automotive cybersecurity to become more challenging over the next decade 
    As the industry shifts towards autonomous driving and connected car technologies, vehicles and the back-end systems supporting these functionalities will become more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States defines...
    Powertrain sector wrap-up 2019
    The response to climate change has been the defining aspect of this year for car makers and component manufacturers with regard to the powertrain sector. Car markets across the globe witnessed the creation and implementation of more stringent emission norms, forcing OEMs and ancillary companies...
    CES 2020: Bosch to showcase powertrain, chassis solutions for ZEVs
    At the upcoming CES 2020 event that will be held between January 7th and 10th in Las Vegas, US, German components manufacturer Bosch will present multiple powertrain and chassis solutions for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). In a press release issued by the company on December 13th, the company lis...
    16-Dec-2019 News New Products
    CES 2020: Bosch to present new 3D display for vehicle cockpits
    German auto parts supplier Bosch will showcase its newly developed three-dimensional (3D) displays for vehicle cockpits at the upcoming 2020 CES next month in Las Vegas, United States, according to a company press release on 12 August. The 3D displays use passive 3D technology to generate a realisti...
    16-Dec-2019 News New Products
    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...
    12-Sep-2019 News New Products
    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...
    31-Jul-2019 News New Products
    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
    American Battery Solutions to acquire high-voltage battery assets from Robert Bosch Battery Systems
    American Battery Solutions (ABS) has announced that it will acquire manufacturing and testing assets for high-voltage battery systems from Robert Bosch Battery Systems, according to a company press release on 20 May. Under the agreement, ABS will acquire the testing lab assets for high-voltage batte...
    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...
    30-Apr-2019 News New Products
    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...
    17-Apr-2019 News New Products
    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...
    15-Jan-2019 News New Products
    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...
    03-Jan-2019 News New Products
    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
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