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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Bosch Engineering GmbH rejigs top leadership
    Automotive engineering and development service provider Bosch Engineering GmbH has restructured its top leadership team with effect from 1 October, the company said in a press release on 5 October. The company said that Dr. Johannes-Jörg Rüger, who will continue to serve as the president of Bos...
    Dana signs long-term agreement with Bosch to produce metallic bipolar plates for fuel-cell stacks
    Ohio-based auto component manufacturer Dana Inc has signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Robert Bosch GmbH to mass produce metallic bipolar plates for fuel-cell stacks, the company announced on 29 September. According to Dana, its licensed intellectual property will serve as the foundati...
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital launches new investment platform for China
    The corporate venture arm of the Bosch Group, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) has set up its new investment platform called Boyuan Private Equity Capital Management Company Ltd. (or Boyuan Capital), based in Shanghai, the company announced on 27 September. Boyuan Capital will focus on ma...
    VW and Porsche recall 2020–21 models due to brake booster issue
    According to NHTSA Safety Recall Reports 21V-695 and 21V-697 submitted on 8 September, automakers Volkswagen Group of America and Porsche Cars North America Inc are recalling certain model year 2020–21 vehicle models to address a Bosch electric brake booster manufacturing issue that increases...
    24-Sep-2021 News Recalls
    Bosch reports AEB could reduce one-third of U.S. vehicle crashes
    German engineering and technology company Bosch announced via press release on the 14th September the results of its accident research that indicate that one-third of U.S. vehicle crashes with injuries and fatalities can be mitigated or avoided altogether with the implementation of automatic emergen...
    Bosch develops a flexible smart charging cable for EVs
    Bosch has developed a new flexible smart charging cable with integrated control for electric vehicles (EVs) to make charging experience more convenient, the company said in a press release on 6 September. The smart EV charging cable is developed with inbuilt safety technology, which does without ...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Bosch aims to generate over USD1.19 billion in sales from electric mobility domain in 2022
    German automotive component manufacturer Bosch expects to generate sales of more than EUR1 billion (USD1.19 billion) from its electric mobility vertical this year, the company announced on 6 September. Bosch said it is growing twice as fast as the market in electric mobility and by 2025, this bus...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Bosch powers “AdrenoX Connect” for Mahindra’s XUV700 model
    Bosch and Mahindra & Mahindra have collaborated to develop connected vehicle platform “AdrenoX Connect” for the XUV700 SUV, a press release dated 18 August read. AdrenoX Connect app is available on Playstore and Appstore. AdrenoX Connect contains various connected features that have ...
    Bosch Group establishes R&D center for automotive electronics in Ireland
    According to an IDA Ireland press release dated 18 August, Bosch, a global supplier of technology and services, has announced the establishment of an Automotive Research and Development Centre in Limerick, which will create 30 jobs over the next two years. Limerick's activities will be focused on se...
    Bosch aims to drive business of supplying factory equipment for EV battery production
    German automotive component supplier, Bosch is offering battery manufacturers and battery pack assembling companies the factory equipment for battery production from a single source, ranging from individual components and software solutions to complete assembly lines, the company said in a press rel...
    Bosch to present multiple innovations at IAA Mobility 2021
    According to an official press release dated 10 August, Bosch will demonstrate the following solutions for personalized, automated, and connected mobility at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich. Bosch offers a solution that connects users, vehicles, and their surroundings seamlessly, making driving more enj...
    11-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Bosch to unveil new e-mobility tech at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany
    Germany-based components and systems supplier, Bosch, will unveil a wide portfolio of electromobility technologies at the upcoming IAA Mobility 2021 event, which will be held in Munich, Germany in September. According to a press release issued by Bosch on 10 August, the company will also be presenti...
    11-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Ford partners with Bedrock and Bosch to launch test site for Detroit Smart Parking Lab
    Ford has partnered with Bedrock, Bosch and Michigan state to launch a real-world test site for emerging parking technology called the Detroit Smart Parking Lab, it said in a 5 August press release. The lab is set to open in September for companies to test parking-related mobility, logistics and elec...
    Bosch, VW partners to harvest swarm intelligence for automated driving
    German automotive systems supplier, Bosch, and German car maker, Volkswagen, have announced that they are collaborating in order to work on procuring real-time information for high resolution maps. According to a press release issued by Bosch on 15 July, the vehicles provide information for the Bosc...
    19-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Bosch announces leadership changes, to be effective from 1 January 2022
    Germany-based supplier, Bosch, has announced changes at its top executive level with effect from 1 January 2022 onward. According to a press release issued by Bosch on 24 June, the company stated that Dr. Stefan Hartung will be appointed as the new chairman of the board of management of Robert ...
    BMW among founding members of Quantum Technology and Application Consortium
    BMW is one of the 10 German corporations that founded the Quantum Technology and Application Consortium (QUTAC), the automaker said in a press release on 10 June. The goal of the consortium is to develop the existing fundamentals of quantum computing for multiple applications, including au...
    Bosch to invest over USD250 million for mobility solutions in North America
    Bosch has reported consolidated sales in North America at USD12.3 billion for 2020 fiscal year, which is a decline of 15% year-on-year (y/y), according to a company press release on 8 June. Nonetheless, the company has decided to invest more than USD250 million or mobility solutions in the region. ...
    10-Jun-2021 News Investments
    Bosch opens EUR1-billion chip plant with fully automated fabrication process in Germany
    According to a news announcement on the corporate website dated 7 June, Germany's technology and parts supplier Bosch has opened a EUR1 billion (USD1.2 billion) semiconductor facility in Dresden, Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU VP Margarethe Vestager were present at the online ope...
    08-Jun-2021 News Investments
    Automotive semiconductors supply could remain tight until 2022, says Bosch CEO
    The supply of automotive semiconductors could remain tight until 2022, Volkmar Denner CEO of Bosch told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, as reported by Reuters on 18 May. “There are difficult months ahead of us, and the situation could remain tense until 2022,” Volkmar Denner ...
    Bosch halts production at its plant in Nashik, India until 23 May
    Bosch has announced the suspension of operations at its Nashik plant in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra from 12 May until 23 May. The suspension is owing to a government-mandated lockdown to combat the rising number of COVID-19 virus infections. In a press release dated 12 May, Bosch said...
    PowerCell secures USD2.94 million order for S3 fuel cell stacks from Bosch
    Bosch has ordered for PowerCell Sweden’s S3 fuel cell stacks at a total value of about SEK25 million (USD3 million). According to a company press release on 5 May, the order will be delivered during the second half of 2021.  Significance: In April 2019, Robert Bosch GmbH and PowerCell Swed...
    Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen develop renewable blue gasoline
    Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen have come up with a low-carbon gasoline called Blue Gasoline, which contains up to 33% renewables. According to a press release issued by Bosch on 3 May, this fuel complies with the EN 228/E10 standard and can be used in all gasoline engines for which Super 95 E10 gasoli...
    04-May-2021 News New Products
    Bosch to invest USD1.2 billion in hydrogen fuel cell technology by 2024
    Bosch has announced that it is combining internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), and also focusing on electromobility to develop new business opportunities. According to a press release issued by Bosch on 22 April, the company will invest EUR1 billion (approximately USD1.2 billion...
    23-Apr-2021 News Investments
    Joint venture: Bosch, Qingling Motors set up JV to produce hydrogen fuel cells in mainland China
    German automotive supplier Bosch and premium commercial vehicle manufacturer Qingling Motors have established a joint venture (JV) in mainland China, named Bosch Hydrogen Powertrain Systems (Chongqing) Co. Ltd. According to a company press release on 14 April, the new company will develop, assemble,...
    Bosch subsidiary, ETAS, expands embedded software center in UK
    ETAS has signed an agreement with the UK Government to expand the software center in the city of York, it said in a press release on 29 March. The Bosch unit will make an undisclosed yet significant investment to expand the center of excellence. “We have decided to expand this centre in York fo...
    05-Apr-2021 News Investments
    Siemens Mobility, Bosch develop new V2X system
    Siemens Mobility has announced a partnership with tier-1 supplier Bosch to develop a new vehicle-to-everything (V2X) system, according to a company press release on 19 March. The integrated connected vehicle collective perception system uses a direct connection between camera onboard intelligence an...
    22-Mar-2021 News New Products
    GlobalFoundries ties up with Bosch to develop automotive radar technology
    GlobalFoundries has announced a partnership with German automotive supplier Bosch to develop automotive radar chips, Reuters reported on 9 March. GlobalFoundries will make high-frequency radar chips for Bosch at the facility in Dresden, Germany. “This is a great example of automotive going to t...
    10-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Bosch gears up to open new wafer fab plant in Dresden, Germany, later in 2021
    Bosch has announced that silicon wafers are passing through the automated fabrication process for the first time at its semiconductor fab in Dresden, a key step in starting productions scheduled for late 2021. In a press release dated 8 March, Bosch said it is investing around EUR1 billion (USD1.1 b...
    Bosch collaborates with Microsoft to develop automotive software platform
    Bosch has announced a partnership to develop software platform for automotive applications with Microsoft, according to a company press release on 18 February. The new platform will be based on Microsoft Azure and will integrate software modules from Bosch. It will allow the development and download...
    19-Feb-2021 News New Products
    ŠKODA integrates Bosch’s wrong-way driver warning system in several models
    Bosch has announced that Czech carmaker ŠKODA will integrate its wrong-way driver warning system in several models, according to a company press release on 10 February. The system warns both the driver who is going the wrong way and all road users at risk of the impending danger within seconds. Dri...
    ABS and ESC fitment to be driven by emerging markets and affordable vehicle segments
    Having a high safety ranking is a unique value proposition (UVP) for any carmaker, coupled with the fact that safety norms worldwide are becoming increasingly stringent, and the number of vehicles on the roads are increasing globally at very high rates, the requirement to improve overall vehicular s...
    PowerCell Sweden receives new order from Bosch for fuel-cell stacks
    PowerCell Sweden AB has received an order for its S3 fuel-cell stacks from Bosch, which will be delivered during the first half of 2021. According to a press release issued by PowerCell on 21 December, the company stated that this order has a total value of around SEK17.9 million (approximately EUR1...
    Robert Bosch Venture Capitals invests in US-based startup Arris
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), the corporate venture capital unit of German supplier Bosch, has invested in Arris, a California-based manufacturing tech pioneer enabling the use of high-performance composites in mass-market products, Arris announced in a press release on 17 December 2020. The ...
    Bosch expects market for vehicle computers to grow at 15% annually over next 10 years
    Bosch said in a press statement on 16 December that it expects the vehicle computer market to grow 15% annually till 2030. The tier-1 supplier has received multibillion euros worth of orders for its vehicle computers, with around EUR2.5 billion since last summer. The company says that while its v...
    Semiconductor supply constraints expected to resolve by second half of fiscal year 2021
    With demand falling for most part of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, carmakers and tier-1 suppliers have reduced their inventory. Automotive semiconductor vendors have canceled orders to external foundries, while internal capacity was halted or slowed either intentionally or as a result of reduce...
    Bosch develops continuously variable transmission for EVs
    German supplier Bosch has introduced the CVT4EV continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Bosch push belt, which has been designed for electric vehicles (EVs). According to a press release issued by Bosch on 24 November, the company stated that this system improves the economy and performance of...
    15-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Shortage of imported semiconductors to affect Bosch’s supplies to OEMs in India
    Bosch has said that it has been impacted by a ‘severe supply shortage’ for imported microprocessors, resulting in limited ability to cater to the automotive market demand in India, according to a company press release dated 8 December. Bosch also stated that due to increased safety and hygien...
    Bosch reduces stake in EV-startup Nikola to 4.9%
    Bosch has reduced its stake in electric vehicle (EV) startup Nikola from 6.4% to 4.9%, Bloomberg reported on 3 December. The Germany-based automotive supplier cut its ownership below 5% after a lockup period for early investors expired on 30 November 2020. “Our initial investment was primarily mea...
    Bosch to acquire minority stake in US-based startup Sfara
    In a bid to expand mobility service business, Bosch Service Solutions is acquiring a minority stake in Sfara Inc., a US-based startup, the German supplier said in a press release on 30 November. The companies have not disclosed financial details of the transaction. “With this investment in Sfar...
    Powercell receives new order for fuel cells stack from Bosch
    PowerCell Sweden AB has received a new order for S3 fuel cell stack from Bosch, worth SEK9.7 million (USD1.1 million), the company announced in a press release on 6 November. The order will be delivered during the beginning of 2019 and impact the earnings for the first quarter 2021. Signific...
    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...
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