The transportation industry will encounter great opportunities and considerable challenges over the coming years. More and more goods are being transported over long distances to distribution centers situated on the outskirts of town. As urban populations grow, the demand for goods increases as does the desire for speedy doorstep delivery – but without an unnecessary burden being placed on local residents. Towns and municipalities are at the same time using new mobility concepts to try to cope with the increasing traffic. Bosch supplies the right solutions for all types of commercial vehicles and is presenting exciting technologies at IAA 2018 in all key areas of the industry.
In the future, freight traffic will be connected, automated, and electrified. Bosch's connected mobility solutions support manufacturers and fleet operators throughout the vehicle life cycle, ensuring greater economic efficiency and increased flexibility. Automated mobility reduces the driver’s workload, thus enhancing safety in road transportation and at logistics depots. New powertrain systems and electrified mobility reduce fuel consumption and emissions, conserve resources, and ensure lower operating costs.
At IAA 2018, Bosch cordially invites you to find out more about the pioneering technologies available for the transportation and commercial vehicle sectors.
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Bosch is optimizing goods transportation with pioneering technologies in the areas of connectivity and automation. Connected solutions boost the efficiency and profitability of entire vehicle fleets. Driver assistance systems increase safety and reduce the driver’s workload on long-haul journeys.
Urban goods distribution is booming. It is, however, often the cause of traffic jams as well as noise and environmental pollution. Electric powertrain systems therefore offer great opportunities for urban logistics. Bosch supplies economical solutions which are quiet, and produce low emissions.
Cargo bikes equipped with electric drive solutions from Bosch are a fast and flexible means of transportation for groceries and small parcels in town. Thanks to the on-board computer, delivery personnel always have easy access to all the essential information, such as the route and battery level.
Modern city buses and coaches are a cost-effective solution for carrying larger groups of people. With its connected technologies, Bosch helps ensure bus and coach services can be operated safely and in an environmentally friendly way. On long-distance journeys, Bosch keeps passengers entertained.
Bosch is seamlessly connecting mobility. Commercial vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators, and drivers all benefit from powerful, holistic connectivity solutions. Hardware, software, and services from Bosch also make it possible for commercial vehicles to become an active part of the internet. The exchange of data and information with the cloud enables a diversity of innovative services that boost the efficiency, profitability, and safety of entire vehicle fleets.
This includes secure vehicle updates over the air, predictive diagnosis of the condition of individual vehicles, precise localization, and versatile smartphone-based key management. Thanks to the new connectivity platform from Bosch, cloud-based services are now available for the entire vehicle life cycle.
Bosch keeps commercial vehicles connected throughout their life cycle. The vehicle management platform is the technical basis for cloud-based services, like predictive diagnostics and firmware updates over the air.
The platform comprises two primary components. Firstly, the basic software module, which is the secure communication interface between the vehicle, cloud, and services. Secondly, there is the data management module, which enables commercial vehicle manufacturers and fleet managers to organize, analyze, and display vehicle data and make it available for use.
The keyless entry system will in future allow fleet operators to manage their vehicle keys digitally. Owners and fleet managers will enjoy the flexibility of being able to make their vehicles available to any specific user at any time and place via a smartphone app.
When the driver approaches the vehicle with their smartphone, the Perfectly keyless function automatically unlocks the door. Once inside the vehicle, when the driver presses the start button, the vehicle looks for the digital key and starts the engine as soon as it has found it. And when the driver moves away from the vehicle, the system ensures the door is securely locked again.
Vehicle downtime is usually not a plannable event and, especially in the case of commercial vehicles, often results in high economic losses. The innovative predictive diagnostics software solution from Bosch will help to avoid these kinds of losses in future by continuously monitoring and evaluating the condition of the connected vehicle’s components and systems. Using this data and information from the cloud, the solution can reliably predict individual vehicle malfunctions, enabling the necessary preventive remedies to be carried out in time. This not only reduces the maintenance and servicing costs for commercial vehicles but also ensures increased vehicle availability thanks to the lower number of breakdowns.
Bosch is teaching the vehicle how to drive. And there is a very good reason for that – in the world of commercial vehicles too. Automated driving functions decrease the driver’s workload noticeably. They reduce the risk of accidents occurring and ensure an increase in the long-term efficiency of logistics chains. Bosch has an excellent command of the necessary key technologies for the mobility of the future. Those technologies are further developed specially for the use in commercial vehicles to enhance their safety, comfort and productivity.
This includes sensors for perception of the vehicle’s surroundings as well as smart software solutions and electronically controlled steering systems. An important basis for various assistance systems like the lane departure warning is a multi purpose camera, which is specially adapted to the requirements in heavy commercial vehicles.
The electrohydraulic rear-axle steering system makes it possible to additionally steer the leading or trailing axles on commercial vehicles equipped with three or more axles. This reduces both the turning circle and tire wear.
The steering system determines the optimal steering angle for the rear axle based on the angle of the front axle. The system is also responsible for returning the wheels to their straight-ahead position after the cornering maneuver has been completed. Energy is only ever consumed by the system, though, when it is actually being used for steering.
Accidents involving commercial vehicles are often particularly serious and tragic. For this reason, Bosch is bringing a wide range of driver assistance systems from the passenger car sector to commercial vehicles. Assistance systems and driving aids not only reduce the accident risk but also increase comfort, convenience, and productivity. In this respect, Bosch is not only focusing on road traffic. The protective systems include lane departure warning, lane keeping support, road sign assist, and smart headlight control for heavy trucks. A central technology for video-based assistance systems is a multi purpose camera developed by Bosch that is specially adapted to the requirements for heavy commercial vehicles.
Bosch is energizing the powertrain. At IAA 2018, Bosch is showcasing its extensive systems expertise with powertrain solutions for all types of commercial vehicles. Bosch has developed cost-effective drive concepts that enable high-performance and resource-saving mobility throughout the logistics chain, covering long-haul transportation, urban goods distribution, and last-mile delivery to the recipient’s doorstep.
Optimized diesel injection systems in combination with electrification solutions increase the powertrain's efficiency still further. An example of this is the retrofittable electrified trailer axle for heavy trucks. And when it comes to urban traffic, Bosch supplies a scalable electrification solution for light commercial vehicles up to 7.5 tons as well as complete systems for e-cargo bikes and cargo tricycles.
The strong increase in goods distribution in towns and cities demands new vehicle powertrain systems that are capable of handling future requirements. They must facilitate efficient logistics while at the same time ensuring that any negative impact on people’s lives and the environment is kept as low as possible. With its eCityTruck powertrain solutions, Bosch provides economical solutions for the electrification of light commercial vehicles up to 7.5 tons. They are ideal for urban delivery traffic since they are quiet, produce lower emissions, and enable access to restricted low emissions zones. In addition, they are easy to integrate, thus supporting vehicle manufacturers in the speedy implementation of their electrification strategies.
With the electrified axle, energy is no longer lost when braking, since the axle recovers energy during braking and on downhill stretches (recuperation). The energy is stored in the high-voltage battery and can be used for various applications, such as for electrically powering the refrigeration compressors on trailers or operating the hill-start assist function in construction vehicles. This reduces fuel consumption, emissions, and costs. In addition, the electrified axle enables remote-controlled electric trailer maneuvering without a tractor unit – an extremely useful feature at logistics depots and ports, for example.
...and experience the future of the transportation and logistics sectors already today. Bosch cordially invites you to find out more about the pioneering technologies and mobility concepts for commercial vehicles, covering long-haul traffic, road-based passenger and tourist traffic, urban goods distribution, and doorstep delivery.
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