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Spotlight

Bosch, We Connect the Mobility Industry with the Digital World

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:44

Urbanization is creating challenges for the industry, raising the question of whether today’s mobility is fit for the future. Transformation calls for new and diverse solutions including technologies that reduce emissions, increase safety and solve traffic congestions. With its innovative concepts, Bosch pursues these three visions and pioneers the developments that will turn them into reality.

FLEXIBILITY FROM A TO B THANKS TO CONNECTED MOBILITY

Taking the stress out of mobility means reducing traffic levels. Ways to address this would be to turn exclusively to clean and safe transportation solutions, merge housing developments with industrial areas and foster the use of intermodal transportation. This can be possible with an intelligent, connected infrastructure. Intermodal mobility solutions would allow commuters to use whichever mode of transportation is available. Bosch connected services already provide road users with unprecedented levels of flexibility today.

ONE STEP AHEAD WITH AUTOMATED MOBILITY

Automated driving significantly improves comfort, reduces stress levels and increases road safety. Bosch has a clear vision: make urban mobility accident-free to the greatest extent possible. In cities such as Tokyo, there are three to five road fatalities for every 100,000 inhabitants. In others like Guadalajara, this figure rises to 15-35. Advanced infrastructure and better-equipped vehicles lead to safer roads. Nine out of 10 accidents are caused by human error, which means automation can play a major role in improving road safety. Current Bosch Accident Research studies indicate automated solutions could cut accidents in Germany by approximately one-third. With its many solutions, including driver assistance systems or innovative parking, Bosch is taking the next step toward a future of virtually accident-free mobility.

TOWARD AN EMISSIONS-FREE FUTURE WITH ELECTRIFIED MOBILITY

A significant proportion of urban transport will be electrically powered in the future. Bosch is pulling all the stops to drive forward this development. However, conventional powertrains remain viable options and research indicates fuel-powered engines have optimization potential. Engines may be converted to run on synthetic fuel produced using renewable energy, making it resource-conserving and CO2 neutral. Emissions-free mobility calls for multidimensional thinking and Bosch is working on how to get there as quickly as possible.