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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Qt partners with Bosch to launch HMI software framework for digital cockpits
    Qt has announced that Bosch will deploy its unified cross-platform HMI design and development framework so that automakers will have the tools necessary to create digital cockpits, a company press release on 21 June read. “Due to evolving customer demands for digital experience in automotive, Q...
    Can new chassis technologies and materials help OEMs meet future emission standards?
    While countries such as the US, Japan, and mainland China have been enforcing fuel economy standards for over a decade to drive down domestic fuel consumption levels, concerns over climate change and continuously rising global average temperatures have led governments around the world to redouble ef...
    Bosch Global Software Technologies opens new software center in Vietnam
    Bosch Global Software Technologies (BGSW) celebrated the opening of new software center in Hanoi, Vietnam, marking its official start of the operation, according to a report published by Vietnam Economic News on 7 June 2022. BGSW will increase efforts for regional development, advanced technologi...
    09-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Bosch SDS, Rightware partner to accelerate automotive user experience and HMI
    Bosch SDS and Finland-based automotive software company Rightware have partnered to design and develop next-generation in-vehicle user experiences, Business This Week reported on 3 June.   Derek Sellin, vice president of marketing and head of The Kanzi Partner Program, Rightware, said, “Bo...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Bosch makes strategic investment in Chinese autonomous mobility startup WeRide
    WeRide, an autonomous driving technology company has announced the strategic investment received from Bosch, according to a report published by GlobeNewswire on 25 May 2022. The company did not disclose the amount of investment. The two organizations have signed an agreement to work together on d...
    25-May-2022 News Investments
    Bosch forays into USD14.8 billion hydrogen electrolysis market
    German conglomerate Bosch plans to enter the components business for hydrogen electrolysis and has line up investments to the tune of EUR500 million (USD528 million) in this new area of business by end 2030, the company said on 4 May 2022. It added that half of the earmarked investments would be mad...
    06-May-2022 News Investments
    COVID-19: Bosch halts production at two plants in China
    German auto parts supplier Bosch has suspended production at two of its manufacturing facilities complying with locally enforced COVID-19 restrictions, Reuters reported on 12 April. The affected plants include Thermotechnology factory in Shanghai and an automotive components site in Changchun in ...
    Bosch to acquire self-driving startup FIVE to advance software development for autonomous driving
    Bosch has announced that the company has signed an agreement at the beginning of April to acquire self-driving car startup Five to strengthen its software development for automated driving systems, according to Bosch’s press release on 12 April 2022. The company has not disclosed the financial det...
    Bosch Global Software Technologies sets up new center in Pune, India
    Bosch Global Software Technologies (BGSW) has unveiled its new centre in Pune, India to develop automotive solutions, Business Standard reported on 7 April. The center will begin operations later this month. BGSW will hire around 1,500 professionals in the first year of its operations. By 2023 the c...
    Bosch, Mitsubishi partner Blue Pack Smart Energy to begin battery swap pilot project in China
    German automotive supplier Bosch, Mitsubishi Corporation have partnered China-based battery-swap service provider Blue Park Smart Energy (BPSE) to focus on creating innovative solutions around Battery as a Service (BaaS), Bosch said on 1 April 2022. Notably, BPSE, which is a part of the BAIC Grou...
    Bosch acquires 14% stake in India-based deep tech startup Zeliot Connected Services
    Bosch Ltd. has acquired a 14% of minority stake in a Bengaluru based deep tech startup Zeliot Connected Services, according to a report published by Mint on 1 April 2022. Bosch has invested heavily in the connected mobility environment and is developing a digital mobility ecosystem that focuses h...
    04-Apr-2022 News Investments
    How the new NHTSA ruling for autonomous cars impacts the wider chassis systems market
    On 10 March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the agency that develops and enforces the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) regulations relevant to vehicles sold in the United States, updated the 200-series occupant protection standards to account for autonomous...
    Bosch, Mercedes-Benz demonstrate automated valet parking at Los Angeles Downtown hotel
    Bosch and Mercedes-Benz demonstrated an automated valet parking system at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, according to an official press release on 20 March 2022. The demonstration uses the INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT within the Mercedes-Benz EQS and integrates operation with the smartphone app. D...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Bosch suspends production in Ukraine
    Bosch decided to suspend its production in Ukraine, Pledge Times reported on 9 March. The suspension is in line with many other manufacturers and suppliers who have taken a similar approach to ensure employee safety and on the back of shortages of components from supply chain constraints. Bosch has ...
    Bosch Mexico invests USD79 million to install new braking system manufacturing line at Aguascalientes
    The Mexican subsidiary of automotive supplier Bosch announced via a press release on 25 November that it would be investing USD79 million to install and commission a new production line for its Integrated Power Brake (IPB) system. President of Bosch Mexico, Rene Schlegel, stated, “This maj...
    25-Feb-2022 News Investments
    Bosch Mexico invests USD146 million to expand power steering production at Queretaro
    Mexican subsidiary of German automotive supplier Bosch announced via a press release on 3 February that it would be investing USD146 million to expand the capacity of its Queretaro electric power steering manufacturing plant. According to the press release, the investment involves installing...
    25-Feb-2022 News Investments
    Bosch acquires map specialist Atlatec
    Bosch has announced the acquisition of Atlatec GmbH, it said in a press release on 24 February. Atlatec will become part of the Bosch Cross-Domain Computing Solutions division as an independently operated company. The consideration for the deal was not disclosed. “The planned acquisition of Atl...
    Bosch to invest USD280.13 million to expand semiconductor production in Reutlingen
    Bosch announced plans to further expand its wafer fab in Reutlingen, Germany with an investment of EUR250 million (USD280.13) to establish new production space and essential clean-room facilities between now and 2025, the company said in a press release on 22 February. According to Bosch, this new f...
    23-Feb-2022 News Investments
    Bosch India to acquire 14% stake in connected mobility startup Zeliot
    Bosch India is set to acquire a 14% stake in connected mobility solutions startup Zeliot, the supplier said in a press release on 9 February. The transaction is worth around INR40 million (USD0.53 million) in an all-cash consideration. The company expects to complete the transaction by April 2022. ...
    Bosch to invest around USD270 million in India for automotive technologies
    Bosch plans to make investments of up to INR20 billion (USD267.8 million) by 2025/26 in India, chairman Stefan Hartung said, as reported by the Times of India on 4 February. Half of the investment will be used to develop advanced automotive technologies and the other half will be used for building d...
    07-Feb-2022 News Investments
    Bosch partners with CARIAD for automated driving solutions
    Bosch has partnered with Volkswagen’s software unit CARIAD to develop partially and highly automated driving solutions for volume production, the German supplier said in a press statement on 25 January. The companies will be looking to develop hands-free driving functions for the vehicles sold und...
    Class-action lawsuit filed against Ferrari and Bosch over braking system defect
    Italian automaker Ferrari and German auto parts manufacturer Bosch have been named as defendants in a class-action Motor Vehicle Prod. Liability lawsuit filed on the 30 December 2021 in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey by plaintiff Jeffrey Rose. According to the filing, the la...
    IRP Systems partners Bosch to mass produce motor controllers for EVs
    Israel-based supplier of electric vehicle powertrain solutions IRP Systems has signed a strategic agreement with one of the largest automotive suppliers Bosch for the industrialization and serial manufacturing of former’s electric motor controllers, the company said on 18 January 2022. The comp...
    Volkswagen signs MoU with Bosch to industrialize manufacturing processes for EV battery cells
    The Volkswagen Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the global supplier of automotive parts and technologies Bosch Group to jointly lead in the European electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain and production ecosystem, the companies announced on 18 January 2022. The two compa...
    The braking system industry in 2022 – Level 3 autonomy and beyond
    In the early 2010s, with the launch of the very first “driving assistance” systems, automakers began to rely on the braking system’s electronic stability control (ESC) unit, originally designed to improve driving stability, to decelerate the vehicle without driver input, in emergencies. Since ...
    Startup Black Sesame Technologies raises capital from Bosch's Boyuan Capital
    Black Sesame Technologies recently raised an undisclosed amount from Bosch's Boyuan Capital, the company said in a press release on 12 January. This will enable Bosch and Black Sesame jointly develop autonomous driving solutions and accelerate the commercialization of self-driving technologies. B...
    14-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Bosch develops high-performance infotainment domain computing system
    Bosch has developed a high-performance infotainment domain computing system, it said in a press release dated 9 December. Features like in-car communication, in-car payment, video streaming, voice assistants, and more to vehicles are optimized with increased efficiency. The domain computer supports ...
    13-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen, Bosch to cooperate on automotive software
    According to a Reuters press release dated 11 December, Volkswagen's software unit Cariad and automotive supplier Bosch are close to reaching an agreement to collaborate on automotive software, Handelsblatt reported, citing company sources. Volkswagen intends to invest tens of millions of euros a...
    Bosch to develop all vehicle software under one unit
    Bosch has announced that under the umbrella of its subsidiary ETAS, it will develop and sell basic vehicle software, middleware, cloud services, and development tools, a company press release dated 7 December read. Around 2,300 experts from different development areas of Bosch and ETAS will join for...
    Bosch starts large-scale production of SiC chips
    According to an official press release dated 2 December, Bosch has begun volume production of power semiconductors made of this novel material, supplying automotive manufacturers worldwide. “The future for silicon carbide semiconductors is bright. We want to become a global leader in the produc...
    Ferrari recalls 488s and 458s over potential brake fluid leak issue
    According to NHTSA Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-833 dated 29 October, Ferrari North America, Inc. is recalling 9,985 vehicles over a braking system defect that could potentially cause brake fluid leak, leading to a partial or total loss of braking capability. According to the report, the aff...
    24-Nov-2021 News Recalls
    Bosch leads software-defined manufacturing project for automotive industry
    According to official press release dated 23 November, Bosch announced that it is heading the research project " Software-Defined Manufacturing for the Vehicle and Supplier Industry” SDM4FZI. Over the next three years, thirty companies will define the foundations for software-defined manuf...
    Bosch aims to create European supply chain for SiC semiconductors
    According to an official press release dated 9 November, a new project dubbed 'Transform' is devoted to developing a resilient European supply chain for silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor technology. This project is being led by Bosch and involves 34 companies, universities, and research institutio...
    Bosch and Orange partner to test C-V2X on automated vehicles in Romania
    Bosch has collaborated with Orange Business Services in Romania, under which Bosch Engineering Center Cluj will start testing new features designed for automated vehicles, through cellular-based vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication using 5G technology, Business Review reported on 4 November. ...
    Bosch to invest more than EUR400 million in its semiconductor fabs
    According to an official press release, German technology company Robert Bosch has set aside more than EUR400 million (USD467 million) for investments in microchip production in Germany and Malaysia next year in order to alleviate a global shortage. The majority of Bosch's budget will be spe...
    29-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Bosch participates in “Software-Defined Car” (SofDCar) project
    According to an official company press release dated 26 October, Bosch announced that it is participating in the publicly funded “Software-Defined Car” project (SofDCar). The SofDCar project's goal is to establish rules and processes for future software updates and upgrades, as well as a...
    U Power ties up with Bosch to collaborate on Super Board technology
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 23 October, U Power, a Chinese Smart EV technology startup, has recently entered into a strategic agreement with the German multinational engineering and technology company Bosch, under which the two companies will collaborate on intelligent v...
    How the upcoming ESC regulation will revolutionize the Indian driving assistance system market
    The importance of active safety systems in India came into focus in 2020 when consultancy Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) published a report that outlined the costs and benefits of electronic stability control (ESC) systems in G20 countries. While final dates have not been officially announced y...
    Bosch updates on V2V-related CONCORDA project
    Bosch has announced that it is now part of the CONCORDA project, which is looking at ways for fast and secure data communication for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication for automated driving, according to a company press release on 21 October. Other partners include Escrypt, Kapsch, Nokia, D...
    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
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