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Bosch Presents Solutions For Mobility Of The Future

30th September 2013
Jacqueline Regnier

Bosch will be playing an active role in this year’s celebrations in Stuttgart to mark the day of German Unity. On October 2 and 3, the supplier of technology and services will be presenting products and services relating to the mobility of the future. The focal point of the exhibition, on show in Stuttgart’s “Schlossgarten” park, is electromobility. There, Bosch will present products and solutions for electrically powered bikes, scooters, and cars. “Our systems for e-bikes and e-scooters also serve to give people a feeling of what driving electrically is like. In this way, we are supporting multimodal traffic concepts in large cities,” says Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the Bosch board of management.

Among other things, Bosch eBike Systems will be exhibiting the Nyon, its new multifunctional on-board computer. It is a navigation system and personal trainer in one device. And as it can also be connected to a smartphone, further functions are also popular, such as a music player. Apart from smart operating units, the European market leader Bosch eBike Systems also offers long-life rechargeable batteries and powerful drive units. True to the motto of the celebrations – “curiosity meets motion” – visitors can try out e-bikes fitted with Bosch technology in the Schlossgarten park.

Also outdoors, the Bosch Power Tools Indego robot lawnmower will demonstrate just how effortless it can be to look after the garden. The Indego mows lawns up to a size of 1000 square meters completely automatically. Musically as well, Bosch will be present at the celebrations. At 6 p.m. on October 3, the Bosch Allstars will be giving a concert on one of the four stages on Königstrasse, Stuttgart’s main shopping street.

Bosch is involved in many electromobility projects

Baden-Württemberg is one of four German “Schaufenster Elektromobilität” (electromobility showcases). In this context, Bosch is involved in many projects to research and develop the electromobile future. For example, LivingLab BW is studying electromobility in everyday life in more than 40 individual projects. Its aim is to test the technologies that are already available and to develop viable business models. The “Get eReady” project is examining how vehicle fleets can be operated economically. As part of this project, it is planned to have 750 hybrid and all-electric vehicles on the roads in the Stuttgart region by 2015. In addition, Bosch is an active member of the Cluster Elektromobilität Süd-West (electromobility cluster southwest).

The company is working on challenges of electromobility that go far beyond classic product business. It annual investments in this field come to roughly 400 million euros.

From 1 to 3 p.m. on October 2, the Bosch exhibition will be visited by Peter Friedrich, the Baden-Württemberg state minister for the Bundesrat, Europe, and international affairs.

The complete program of events to mark the Day of German Unity is available online (German only).

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