Automated vehicles must be able to perceive and interpret their surroundings (Sense). Fully automated driving requires a vehicle to have over 40 sensors like cameras and radar.
From climate change and greater road safety to the lack of time and space, the challenges of mobility will not solve themselves. However, self-driving vehicles can be an important part of the solution. Automation is one of the main drivers of a new, safe era of mobility. With its innovative driver assistance systems, Bosch is therefore gradually paving the way to automated driving and parking. Many of the technologies that will shape the automated driving of the future are ready for you to experience today. They have been tested and are ready for series production.
In addition to the technical requirements, the development and acceptance of automated mobility depend above all on one thing: your trust. Bosch is working hard on both factors. That is because in order for autonomous driving to work, your vehicle needs to not just match your own abilities, but far exceed them. We categorize these areas of ability using the terms Sense, Think, and Act, which are similar to a human being.
Bosch is driving automated mobility in all disciplines, for nearly all vehicle
segments, and in almost all fields of technology, with a high degree of responsibility and many years of experience. As a result, many technologies are ready for highly automated driving today. And that is not just in theory: they have been developed and tested under real conditions and are now ready for series production. This gives users reliability in terms of the driving itself, new Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) regulations, or availability and planning.
A driver assistance system performs either sustained longitudinal or lateral vehicle motion control in defined use cases to support the driver. The driver has to permanently monitor the system and be capable of taking corrective action immediately and at any time, if a system failure occurs.
The system performs both sustained longitudinal and lateral vehicle motion control in defined use cases in order to support the driver. The driver has to permanently monitor the system and be capable of taking corrective action immediately and at any time, if a system failure occurs.
The system performs the complete driving task in defined use cases. When the system requests the driver to intervene, the driver must be capable of taking over control of the vehicle again at any time. This can occur either in the event of a system failure or when the system reaches its limits.
The system performs the complete driving task in defined use cases. Even in the event of a system failure or when the system reaches its limits, the responsibility of the complete driving task remains with the system, which brings the vehicle to a safe condition.
The system performs the complete driving task in every use case, so it is able to drive in urban areas, on main roads and on highways under all environmental conditions. If a system failure occurs, the system remains responsible of the driving task and brings the vehicle to a safe condition.
A competent development partner and long-term systems supplier
Reliable partnership The comprehensive Bosch portfolio and the company’s commitment throughout the product life cycle make Bosch a strong partner for automated mobility. Bosch has not only established itself as a development partner and systems supplier for automotive manufacturers, but also as a partner in the scientific community, government, and in other business sectors. Global logistics and mass production ensure fast delivery. This is in addition to global services and a supply of replacement parts around the world.
Tried and tested technologies for innovative concepts
Quality and reliability Bosch technology has been tried and tested millions of times and plays a major role in bringing high-quality vehicles to the market, as exemplified by the Bosch driver assistance systems in use around the world. Their quality and reliability have contributed to their being made mandatory in some countries. Bosch draws on its decades of experience in development and manufacturing to come up with new solutions, and this has led to the high standard of innovative developments the company achieves.
Technology leadership and consistent further development
Innovative strength and speed Bosch is driving all levels of automated mobility forward and has already developed all of the technologies required for highly and fully automated driving. At Bosch, innovative strength is illustrated, for instance, in the company’s technology leadership regarding vehicle sensors and onboard computers. As a result of its innovative strength, Bosch can quickly make new solutions ready for high-volume markets. High volumes make low prices possible.
Expertise for optimal system utilization with automation
Systems and connectivity expertise Bosch combines hardware and software to create complete system solutions for automated mobility. The higher the level of automation, the more important integrating individual technologies becomes. Bosch knows the exact technical requirements of components and can thus combine them in the best possible manner to create a complete system. To this end, Bosch combines specialist knowledge from the realms of mechanical engineering, electronics, software development, and telematics.
Key technologies for automated driving from a single source
Comprehensive portfolio and extensive expertise for vehicles, infrastucture, and services Bosch combines hardware and software with connectivity and services to create complete solutions for automated mobility. In addition, Bosch is active in a broad range of sectors and offers all key technologies. This comprehensive approach, the combination of different technologies, and optimal system integration enable the best possible system utilization.
Short distances and market-specific solutions
Global presence Bosch is close to its customers around the world, with activities in some 150 countries. This means that distances are short and the company can cooperate closely and flexibly with its customers. Bosch also has an international setup when it comes to automated mobility. The company is currently testing automated driving technologies in Germany, the United States, Japan, and China. Thanks to its decades of local experience, Bosch knows the specific requirements and trends in individual markets and can respond accordingly to specific requirements such as legislative frameworks.
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