Point of View: Germany needs Industry 4.0

Hilmar Dunker (Photo: Claus Dick)

Industry 4.0 is the new buzzword and rightly so. The term attempts to capture the comprehensive change that is sweeping the global industrial landscape. It’s therefore no exaggeration to use “4.0” to define the fourth industrial revolution that is upon us. But dig a little deeper and get ready to be surprised. Industry 4.0 may […]

Bosch builds Genivi-based infotainment software for Renault-Nissan

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Robert Bosch is developing an infotainment system for Renault and its alliance partner Nissan, using software developed within the Genivi alliance. Genivi, an industry association committed to developing an open-source infotainment standard, said the new automotive software program will supply all Renault and Nissan vehicles. The Renault-Nissan alliance said in a press release that it […]

Bosch CEO: Low fuel prices won’t hurt pace of electrification

Denner: "Connected electric cars are better." (Photo: Robert Bosch)

Low oil prices won’t lead to a slowdown in the pace of automotive electrification, Robert Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner said at a conference. The German supplier is sticking to its forecast that roughly 15 pc of all new cars sold worldwide will have at least a hybrid powertrain by 2025. The Bosch CEO, speaking at the […]

ABB, Bosch, Cisco cooperate on smart-home platform

Bosch, ABB and Cisco see the home as an integral part of the internet of things (Photo: Bosch

ABB, Robert Bosch and Cisco are forming a joint venture to develop and operate a smart-home software platform. The three companies expect the Germany-based joint venture to start operations in early 2015. Bosch said in a press release that the new company will build a platform that will make communication between smart-home appliances and other […]

Newspaper: Bosch insures against cybercrime

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Robert Bosch has taken out a 100 million euro insurance policy to safeguard its operations against cybercrime, according to a report in the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung. The policy was issued by a consortium led by German insurer Allianz, according to the report. It also includes industrial insurance specialist Ace ad the Zurich Group. The […]

Ranking: Continental biggest automotive supplier

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A new ranking of the world’s 100 biggest automotive suppliers surprisingly puts Germany’s Continental at the top of the list, above mainstays such as Robert Bosch and Denso. The ranking, published by Germany’s Automobil Produktion, looks at revenue – in dollars – generated directly by sales to the automotive industry and doesn’t consider a company […]

Bosch introduces “combiner” head-up displays for BMW

The "combiner" head-up display makes it look as if the information is suspended two meters before the vehicle (Photo: Robert Bosch)

So-called “combiner” head-up displays built by Robert Bosch will be available on a range of BMW Group models, including the new Mini hatchback, the German automotive supplier said. The combiner system merges the images that are generated by the car’s instrument panel with the scenery outside and makes the combined picture look as if it […]

Bosch opens new software development center in Mexico

Bosch's new Guadalajara IT development center was officially opened April 24. Struth is 2nd from left (Photo: Bosch)

Robert Bosch, in a move to strengthen its North American operations, has opened a new software development and engineering services center in Guadalajara, Mexico. The German automotive supplier group said the center will initially employ more than 200 engineers, who will focus on software programming and application services. The move to Mexico underlines Bosch’s faith […]

Bosch establishes internet-of-things unit

Bosch expects the internet of things to generate a broad range of new services (Photo: Bosch)

Robert Bosch, which has been driving the internet-of-things trend, is establishing a separate unit to make devices and objects talk to each other. The company, Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions, will build compact electronic products and provide software designed to achieve connectivity across a broad range of applications. The company will focus in first instance […]

carIT Congress: Bosch executive says autonomous driving will be a while

Bosch's Hoheisel sees progress on connectivity (Photo: Claus Dick)

FRANKFURT – Advanced driving assistance functions are getting a big boost from improved connectivity, a senior Robert Bosch executive said Wednesday, but full autonomous driving will take a while to become a reality. “Amid all the euphoria about autonomous driving, we believe it will happen after 2020,” said Dirk Hoheisel, a Bosch board member in charge […]