Robert Bosch is also interested in acquiring a stake in Here, according to the Reuters news agency. The German supplier joins a list of possible future co-owners that includes Microsoft, Ford Motor, Renault and Continental. Here was bought last year by Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for 2.5 billion euros. The German premium car makers have Read More..
LAS VEGAS — Robert Bosch will offer an eCall emergency warning system that can be retrofitted. The supplier’sÂ eCall automatic emergency notification system, launched in 2012, had previously only been available as standard equipment on new vehicles. Bosch’s aftermarket system, which is plugged into aÂ carâ€™s cigarette lighter, uses a sensor unit designed to detect collisions and Read More..
Robert Bosch plans to raise its expertise in the field of augmented-reality (AR) technology by acquiring a minority stake in Munich-based AR specialist Reflekt. The German automotive supplier group has worked together with Reflekt for the pastÂ two years, building applications for production, service, training and marketing. Together, they also launchedÂ the first software platform for the Read More..
German automotive suppliers tend to shy away from acquiring digital technologyÂ companies, preferring instead to build up this expertise from within, according to a new study. JDA Software looked at all acquisitions by Germany’s 20 biggest suppliers since 2013 and found that, of 29 relevant acquisitions, only five took place in the digital space. “German automotive Read More..
Robert Bosch said it has joined a German research product aimed atÂ speeding up the development of automated-driving technologies. The German automotive supplier group said Ko-HAF, as the project is called, wants to help develop cars “in which drivers no longer need to be constantly vigilant.” Ko-HAF is a German-language acronym that stands for “Cooperative Highly-Automated Read More..
Following a European Union decision earlier this year that all new cars must soon have an emergency calling system, a competitive battle is shaping up between private and public offerings. The European Parliament in April approved legislation that says all new cars and light vans must have emergency call devices on board from March 31, Read More..
Robert Bosch is spending 800 million euros on a company-wide upgrade of its office productivity systems. Answering questions put to him by automotiveIT, Elmar Pritsch, who became CIO of the German automotive supplier in early 2015, recently provided some more details of the project. automotiveIT: Mr Pritsch, Bosch is putting new office software on 240,000 Read More..
Robert Bosch is investing 800 million euros in new office software as part of its goal of becoming “a globally connected, agile company.” The German automotive supplier, whose business focus is moving away from traditional automotive components to connected-car and internet-of-things technologies, said the software investment is part of its “Next-Generation Workplace” project. This aims Read More..
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 Read More..
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 Read More..