Driving mobility

Equipped with all senses:
Complex electronics for
smart mobility

Modern vehicles process large data volumes within
milliseconds. Electronic intelligence developed by
Bosch makes driving safe, efficient, and comfortable.

A neural network for vehicles:
Electronics solutions for the mobility of the future

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Summary mobility electronics

Today's vehicles are incredibly intelligent: they can ensure optimized engine operation with reduced emissions, recognize dangerous situations, and alert the driver or help with parking. They work to ensure passenger comfort and can prevent accidents and save lives with lightning-fast interventions. To make these and many other vehicle functions possible, numerous electronic components come into play; together, they represent the vehicle's intelligence.

In order to be able to always make the right decisions in real time, vehicle control units receive information gathered from numerous micro electromechanical system (MEMS) sensors. These hidden heroes demonstrate their superpowers when it comes to detecting even the tiniest changes in their environment. Their precise measurements ensure that the system is always up to date on what is happening both inside and outside the vehicle. Based on this data, the connected control units can prevent the car from skidding, trigger life-saving airbags in a split second, meter the exact amount of injected fuel needed, or regulate the suspension damping.

In this way, intelligent electronics have a huge part to play in making mobility more efficient, comfortable, and safer while making driving more fascinating and fun.

Fascinating vehicle electronics:
Extremely compact, highly sensitive, and astonishingly powerful

Bosch's modern vehicle electronics make an impression with highly developed technology. One example is their remarkable degree of miniaturization: in Airbag System ICs, for example, this enables several peripheral functions to be integrated into just one IC. MEMS sensors, whose components function at a micrometric level, are fitted with the highest level of measurement sensitivity possible to pick up on linear and rotary motion as well as pressure. Their unbelievably fast reaction time offers significant, and sometime life-saving advantages. With the use of MEMS crash sensors, an airbag can be activated in roughly 40 milliseconds – for comparison, the time taken for a human eye to blink once is roughly 100 milliseconds. In current vehicle models, up to 50 MEMS sensors are used. Additionally, electronics also help make driving more enjoyable: for example, they provide more power while ensuring lower fuel consumption.

Electronics that think and act:
Sensor signals for increased safety

In critical situations, often split-second action determines whether a crash will occur or not and if an accident will bring slight or heavy damage. Highly sensitive electronics react to dangerous situations in a matter of milliseconds and can often prevent the worst from happening. For example, SMA6xy acceleration sensors can recognize an impending collision in the blink of an eye and their signals ensure that the right airbag is triggered when needed. Or the inertial sensor SMI700, which senses when the vehicle is starting to break out in a bend and triggers the ESP® system, which helps to intervene with appropriate countermeasures.

Go to products:

Central Gateway CGW

Airbag system ICs CG902-904

Acceleration sensor SMA6xy

Inertial sensor SMI700

fewer
accidents

and mitigated accident consequences with fast-acting crash sensors and early triggering of countermeasures

secure
data transfer

in-vehicle and effective protection from outside manipulation with the use of special data buses and secure data distribution through the gateway

Feel the difference in driving comfort
with our electronic helpers

Electronic systems are in large part responsible for the kinds of in-vehicle conveniences we never want to do without. Signals from the SMB431 and SMB433 acceleration sensors allow active regulation of the suspension, which lets you choose between a comfortable or sporty driving style. The body control module controls the interior lighting, heating, and keyless access control and allows for user-specific settings. The SMP14x medium-pressure sensor for automatic transmissions monitors oil pressure in the hydraulic actuators; with a reaction time of less than a millisecond, it ensures particularly fast and precise gearshifting.

Go to products:

Body control module BCM

Medium-pressure sensor SMP14x

Battery sensor EBS3

Low-g acceleration sensors SMB431 & SMB433

Inertial sensor SMI130 for navigation systems

increased
driving comfort

thanks to electronic regulation of comfort systems such as suspension damping and automatic transmission

longer
battery life

with smart energy management

Intuitive engine care:
Connected technology ensures efficient engine use

Good engine management is a question of delivering the best possible power with the lowest possible fuel consumption and emissions in any operating state. This is made possible through the smart engine management system in combination with connected sensor data. A good example is the barometric pressure sensor SMP580. This MEMS sensor measures the current atmospheric pressure and then delivers the necessary data for obtaining the optimum air-fuel mix to the engine management system. In this way, the engine can be used efficiently in all driving conditions, whether in the mountains or on a coastal road.

Go to products:

CJ260 – B6 bridge

Barometric pressure sensor SMP580

Electronics in engine control units

lower
fuel consumption

and reduced carbon emissions using accurate sensor data and smart engine management

increased
efficiency

with precise real-time system regulation and fast data transfer from one control unit to another via CAN FD

From pioneer to innovative market leader:
Bosch milestones in automotive electronics

Bosch has been manufacturing electronic components for cars since the 1950s. Today Bosch is among the top manufacturers of semiconductors for automobiles and is the world's leading manufacturer of MEMS sensors.

Bosch produces millions of sensors daily; these help provide drivers with the highest level of vehicle safety and comfort and reduced fuel consumptions and emissions.