Robert Bosch has openedÂ a SwedishÂ engineering center that focuses on connected mobility and other new technologies. The German automotive supplier said the new unit, which is located near the southern Swedish city of Lund, is developing software and hardware in areas that includeÂ vehicle connectivity, automotive security systems, and motorized two-wheelers. The center also is working on Read More..
The Bosch Group championed hot topics such as digitization, networked products and Industry 4.0 at an early stage. In an interview, CIO Elmar Pritsch explains the focus of the Stuttgart-based technology company in its individual business areas and how it intends to reach its goal of making all its electronic components â€œsmartâ€ by 2020. Mr. Read More..
Automotive suppliers are in the midst of a strategic reorientation marked by high investment and stepped-up merger and acquisition activity, according to a new study by Berylls. In 2015, companies especially targetedÂ emissions technologies, autonomous driving systems and alternative powertrains, the strategy consultants said Merger and acquisitions examples cited include Robert Bosch’s battery technology startup SEEO Read More..
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..