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Sensors
4th August 2011
SMA560 MEMS Acceleration Sensor

The SMA550 and SMA560 are versatile accelerometers for automotive passive safety systems. They are typically used as central sensors in the airbag Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and measure the deceleration rate of a vehicle during a collision to activate restraint systems, such as front and side airbags or seatbelt tensioner. Other applications like shock monitoring are also possible.

Analysis
11th July 2011
Bosch Enjoys Strong Growth In Automotive Technology

Change in the automotive industry remains as dynamic as ever. As a major automotive supplier, Bosch is one of the driving forces behind this change, for example developments in the area of electromobility. This was underlined by Dr. Bernd Bohr, chairman of the Bosch Automotive Group at a media event at the Bosch Boxberg proving ground in Germany last week. As Bohr explained, the company is also developing at a dynamic pace – economically as we...

Analysis
14th June 2011
Bosch enjoys strong growth in automotive technology

Change in the automotive industry remains as dynamic as ever. As a major automotive supplier, Bosch is one of the driving forces behind these changes, for instance on the road to electromobility. This was underlined by Dr. Bernd Bohr, chairman of the Bosch Automotive Group, at the 60th Automotive Press Briefing at Bosch's Boxberg proving ground. As Bohr explained to 330 journalists from 35 countries, the company is developing at a dynamic pace ...

Analysis
14th June 2011
Best Innovator Award 2010/2011 Bosch receives award as automotive supplier

Bosch, a supplier of technology and services, has received an award for its outstanding innovation management in the automotive supplier category of the Best Innovator Awards 2010/2011. The awards' patron is the German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology. State Secretary Stefan Kapferer presented the awards of this seventh competition to the winners in Berlin. “The Best Innovator award serves both as recognition and motivation for our ...

Sensors
14th June 2011
High-g accelerometers for passive safety applications SMA550, SMA560

The SMA550 and SMA560 are versatile accelerometers for automotive passive safety systems. They are typically used as central sensors in the airbag Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and measure the deceleration rate of a vehicle during a collision to activate restraint systems, such as front and side airbags or seatbelt tensioner. Other applications like shock monitoring are also possible.

Power
21st February 2011
In time for the 2011 season Bosch begins series production of eBike drives Bosch eBike system for a variety of bicycle concepts

Deliveries of the Bosch eBike drive are about to begin. Series production has already commenced at Bosch’s Mondeville plant in France and deliveries to bicycle manufacturers will begin in February. So far 13 bike manufacturers representing 16 brands have opted for Bosch’s drive concept, and dealers will be selling eBikes with Bosch drive from the start of the season in spring.

Test & Measurement
21st February 2011
Everything at a glance Instrument cluster from Bosch in the new Touareg Four dials behind anti-glare real glass

The new VW Touareg is now on the market – and with it, many new innovations that make driving this SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) not only cleaner and safer, but more convenient, too. The completely redeveloped instrument cluster makes an important contribution to increasing operating convenience.

Test & Measurement
21st February 2011
New infotainment system from Bosch: Multimedia in the Smart fortwo Voice control for navigation

Bosch worked in close cooperation with Smart to develop the attractive “navigation/multimedia audio system” for more driving fun for the new fortwo vehicle generation. Listen to music, watch videos, use the phone safely, find your way to your destination stress-free – this innovative new system includes all these functions in just one unit. And what's more, it's also permanently integrated into the fresh new look of the redesigned dashboard...

Power
21st February 2011
Reduced consumption and CO2 emissions New “Efficiency Line” generators from Bosch Ideal addition to start-stop systems

Bosch recently started production of a new, enhanced-efficiency generator series. An improved electrical configuration and optimized materials have enabled the manufacturer’s engineers to increase the efficiency of all variants to over 70 percent (according to VDA). The Efficiency Line (EL) generators consequently need less mechanical power to generate the energy for the vehicle’s electrical consumers. This reduces fuel requirements – and t...

Analysis
21st February 2011
Successful bid for pioneering pilot project Bosch establishes e-mobility service platform in Singapore

The Bosch Group has successfully bid for a pilot project in Singapore that includes a software-based service platform for e-mobility, as well as the necessary charging and communication infrastructure that goes with it. The target customers and users of the platform are people who drive or rent electric vehicles. The internet-based eMobility Solution” not only helps drivers find available charge spots, but also lets them reserve spots in advanc...

Analysis
21st February 2011
Production milestone at Bosch One million Denoxtronic systems for commercial vehicles

Due to increasingly stringent exhaust-gas standards around the world, exhaust-gas treatment based on SCR technology is also increasingly in use in the commercial vehicle segment. At its Hallein plant in Austria, Bosch has now produced its one millionth Denoxtronic exhaust-gas treatment system. In combination with an SCR catalyst (Selective Catalytic Reduction), the AdBlue metering system reduces nitrogen-oxide emissions from a commercial vehicle...

Sensors
21st February 2011
SMA560 MEMS acceleration sensor for airbag control units Bosch acceleration sensors – more functions in even less space More than 40 percent space saving

The dual-axis SMA560 model for airbag control units marks Bosch’s entry into the fifth generation of micro-mechanical acceleration sensors. As opposed to sensors of the previous generation, this new model, in its SOIC8 housing, combines space savings of more than 40 percent with an unprecedented variety of functions. This means that circuit designers can assign one of four measuring ranges to each sensing axis independently. Via the serial peri...

Power
21st February 2011
SB LiMotive to provide lithium-ion battery packs for Fiat 500EV

SB LiMotive, the joint venture of Samsung SDI and Bosch, has been awarded the business to supply the lithium-ion battery packs for the Fiat 500EV, which will be launched in the U.S. market in 2012.

Analysis
21st February 2011
Bosch and Samsung SDI's joint venture en route to success SB LiMotive starts production of lithium-ion cells New manufacturing facility opened in Ulsan, Korea

In Ulsan, Korea, SB LiMotive has officially taken a new factory into operation. It will manufacture lithium-ion battery cells for hybrid and electric vehicles. At the ceremony marking the opening of the manufacturing facility, Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, said: “In venturing into the development and production of lithium-ion battery cells for hybrid and electric vehicles, we are grasping an opportu...

Power
21st February 2011
Long-term strategy for electromobility Bosch: working on the automobile of the future Complete product range for electric powertrains

With the SB LiMotive joint venture now manufacturing lithium-ion battery cells in Ulsan, Korea, Bosch can offer all the key components for electric powertrains. The SB LiMotive cells, which are used for power storage, are another component in addition to the electric motors and power electronics that Bosch already produces in series for hybrid vehicles. Bosch is also increasingly investing in the development of powertrain technology for all-elect...

Automotive
21st February 2011
Pressure sensor for automatic transmissions and air-conditioning systems Bosch SMP137 marks entry into the integrated medium-pressure sensor market 70 bar maximum pressure and high media resistance

The Bosch SMP13x model series is the first time the company has offered integrated medium-pressure sensors for the automotive sector. These are sensors for pressure in the 10 to 100 bar range. The product range of the globally operating automotive supplier previously included sensors for the low-pressure range up to 10 bar and high-pressure sensors for 140 to well over 2,000 bar. The first SMP137 model measures up to 70 bar and meets very high qu...

Power
21st February 2011
Bosch Motorsport Gasoline direct injection for use in racing vehicles

Bosch Motorsport is offering a new gasoline direct injection system for use in racing vehicles. With its engine control unit from the MS 5 product family and its HPI 5 high-pressure power stage unit, the refined system incorporates all the electronic components. It also incorporates the complete hydraulic system: the HDEV 5 high-pressure injection valves, and the HDP 5 high-pressure pump with an integrated demand control valve. “Bosch direct in...

Analysis
21st February 2011
Growth opportunity for Automotive Aftermarket Bosch acquires RTI Technologies Co Ltd Technical specialist in field of automotive maintenance equipment

The Bosch Group's Automotive Aftermarket business announced it has acquired RTI Technologies Co., Ltd. on December 07, 2010. RTI Technologies Co., Ltd. specializes in the development and distribution of automotive maintenance equipment including air condition service (ACS) machines. The company, based in York, Pennsylvania (USA), had sales of $12.0 million (8.6 million euros) in 2009 and employs 36 associates, all of whom will be retained by Bosc...

Test & Measurement
21st February 2011
Bosch Navigation App: New iPhone navigation application 3D map enables quick orientation

Bosch delved into its long years of know-how in navigation technology to recently develop an innovative application program with a new navigation software program specifically for the iPhone. It satisfies in-vehicle demands for clear-cut operating menus and easy orientation as well as for precise, reliable route guidance. And what's more, the new iPhone application from Bosch also offers different driver assistance functions, including such featu...

Analysis
21st February 2011
2011 Dakar Rally Bosch diesel injection technology in the Volkswagen Race Touareg Exceptional efficiency and ruggedness

The long-distance rally classic is firing on all pistons: the Dakar Rally started in Buenos Aires on January 1, 2011. And Bosch high-pressure diesel injection technology is on board again this year. The Volkswagen Race Touareg, which won first, second, and third place in the rally last year, is equipped with Bosch injection technology. “Diesel engines are economical and high-torque,” says Dr. Gerhard Turner, president of the Bosch Diesel Syst...

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