Bosch Showcases Solutions for Software-Defined Mobility

Bosch Showcases Solutions for Software-Defined Mobility

Bosch will be presenting its latest solutions for safe and sustainable mobility at IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich.

Bosch will be presenting its latest solutions for safe and sustainable mobility at IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich. Hardware, software and new services for the mobility sector will be on show at the Bosch booth in hall B3, booth D10.

The company said a few highlights of the technologies on display include:

  • Hardware whose intelligence can be embedded both in the components themselves and, for example, in central vehicle computers.
  • Its semiconductor portfolio: This includes integrated circuits, MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) sensors, power semiconductors, and power modules. For automakers who define their own electrical/electronic (E/E) vehicle architectures, Bosch offers the ability to precisely tailor the functional scope of semiconductors to this architecture.
  • The company’s new radar sensors that enable assisted and automated driving functions at SAE Levels 0 to 3. For the sixth generation of these radar sensors, Bosch has incorporated artificial intelligence. This new generation performs better at measuring distance, high speeds, and angular resolution; as a result, objects such as motorcycles can also be reliably detected across the entire field of view, the company said.
  • A new generation of ultrasonic sensors: Thanks to AI-based height classification, these sensors offer more robust detection capabilities; this allows them, for example, to estimate the approximate height of an obstacle. Moreover, tripling of the echoes makes these sensors even more sensitive, enabling them to achieve quick and reliable detection of pedestrians and low-reflection objects, for example.
  • Next-generation vehicle computers: Bosch offers modular and scalable components for customer-specific E/E architectures with individually configurable vehicle computers. The vehicle integration platform is the enabler of software-defined vehicles with centralized and zonal E/E architectures. The idea is to move the vehicle’s application software into central vehicle computers. This way, the vehicle integration platform enables functional integration across all domains, such as body, motion and comfort. Over-the-air updates ensure that vehicle software is always kept up-to-date.
  • Next steps in electromobility: Bosch is continuing to expand its portfolio of electromobility solution and will be manufacturing an electric motor and inverter using 800-volt technology. The motor offers improved power and torque density, while the inverter uses silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors that enable it to reach an efficiency of up to 99 percent. In addition, a charger-converter, which combines a charger and a high-voltage DC/DC converter in a single housing, will soon go into production. This solution will save space and cut costs, the company said.
  • The future of steering: wSteer-by-wire systems eliminate the physical connection between a vehicle’s steering wheel and its wheels. This opens up new possibilities for redesigning the vehicle interior. Especially in an age of automated driving, this technology enables new cockpit concepts by allowing the steering wheel to be lowered or stowed away. In addition, steer-by-wire applications also provide the basis for new safety features in vehicle dynamics control. Bosch is systematically driving forward the development of this technology and wants to bring steer-by-wire systems to the market on a commercial scale by the middle of the decade.
  • Enhanced brake systems: The latest generation of Bosch’s electronic stability program (ESP) combined with the electromechanical brake booster, iBooster, ensures the requisite brake system redundancy during automated driving. It also provides a high degree of brake pressure build-up dynamics for automatic emergency braking and improves the efficiency of braking energy recuperation in hybrid and electric vehicles. Vehicle dynamics control 2.0 is the new core control system of ESP, the company says.
  • Smart software: New functions for greater efficiency, safety and comfort are increasingly being introduced into vehicles through smart software. This trend affects not only product development and product use, but also the way in which people experience mobility. It also enables new business and collaboration models, the company said.
  • Surround sensing as a standalone software module: Video-based surround sensing plays a key role on the journey from assisted to automated driving. Various camera sensors capture images of the vehicle’s surroundings and process this data in a way that allows it to be used for more advanced driver assistance and automated driving and parking functions.
  • Boosting safety with assistance systems: Bosch driving assist puts together a desired package of functions from a modular system of longitudinal and lateral guidance which allows vehicle manufacturers to implement SAE Level 2 automated driving functions. The most advanced variant, Bosch driving assist premium, uses a 360-degree camera belt to expand the application of automated driving functions from the freeway to urban and rural traffic situations.
  • Development of connected vehicle systems: Pantaris is a cloud-based platform that offers essential services and tools for the efficient development and scalable operation of software for vehicle systems. As well as ensuring the worldwide availability of mobility services, Pantaris also includes a developer portal for managing vehicles and services. Pantaris and the applications it offers are based on cloud-independent technology, making them compatible with all public cloud providers.
  • Energy management for electric vehicles: Bosch’s connected vehicle energy management system brings together an electric vehicle’s thermal management, powertrain and electrical system. This ensures the optimum distribution of energy at the vehicle level, thereby reducing energy consumption and increasing comfort. It also paves the way for new functions such as safe home mode. This assists the vehicle in reaching its destination with the remaining battery charge by reducing the power consumption of comfort items such as heating and climate control as necessary, the company said.

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