Premium car maker Daimler and Robert Bosch, confirming earlier press reports, said they intend to jointly develop and build electric motors for electric vehicles in Europe. The companies said in a press release that they have signed a letter of intent and hope to establish a 50-50 joint venture during the first half of 2011. Read More..
Robert Bosch is supplying a direct-drive programmable wiper system for the new Ford Focus. The new wipers are especially compact and lightweight and require no mechanical linkage. This frees up space and reduces weight, the German automotive supplier said in a press release. Bosch said the direct-drive system needs up to 75 pc less space Read More..
Robert Bosch, Computer Simulation Technology AG and Berlin’s Technical University are jointly developing a software package to test energy-efficient power electronics. The project may help the electric-vehicle industry lower costs and speed up development of key technology inside the car. The so-called SOlar project – a German acronym for simulation and optimization methodology for the Read More..
Hyundai Motor Group said it signed a memorandum of understanding with German automotive supplier Robert Bosch to jointly develop powertrain electronic-control technology and infotainment systems. The Korean automaker said the alliance aims to accelerate development of new powertrains and produce new IT products based on Hyundai technology and Bosch platforms. â€œThe alliance between leading automotive Read More..
Robert Bosch, Tata Consultancy Services and TomTom have joinedÂ GENIVI, becoming the latest new members of the growing global electronics alliance. GENIVIÂ is an automotive and consumer electronics industry association driving the development and adoption of an open-source in-vehicle infotainment platform. “Our primary goal in this alliance is to lower development times and reduce development Read More..
Robert Boschâ€™s new navigation app for the Apple iPhone features a special â€œartMapâ€ that presents major orientation points in an easily recognizable 3D format. The app, which is initially available for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, provides lifelong map updates. All maps are preinstalled and the software can be used without Read More..
Germanyâ€™s Robert Bosch and US solutions provider Airbiquity said they have formed a partnership to meet the growing demand for connected-vehicle services. The pact will make it easier for Boschâ€™s Car Multimedia division to offer connected products and services to automakers. The two companies said, in a press release, that they are already working on Read More..
The smart home on the grounds of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology in southwestern German is ready for new tenants. The prefab 80 square meter home is a prototype of the energy-efficient household of the future. That means electric vehicles serve as energy-storage units, while electricity users in the home are guided to do so Read More..