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Automated mobility

Automation is one of the biggest drivers of change in the mobility sector – with the potential to permanently improve traffic flows and make mobility much safer for all. Step by step, Bosch is paving the way to automated driving – that is, to the self-driving car. Starting with innovative driver assistance systems for more safety, security and comfort, Bosch is developing partly and highly automated functions that simplify driving considerably. Bosch is even refining technologies for fully automated driving and parking in urban areas.

Driver assistance systems

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.

Partially automated driving

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.

Conditionally automated driving

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.

Highly automated driving

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.

Fully automated driving

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.

Driver assistance systems
Partially automated driving
Conditionally automated driving
Highly automated driving
Fully automated driving
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Driver assistance systems

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.

Partially automated driving

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.

Conditionally automated driving

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.

Highly automated driving

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.

Fully automated driving

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.

Why Bosch is a strong partner for automation

Already today, Bosch offers technologies covering all levels of automation and for automated parking, many of which are already being deployed in volume production. In addition to outstanding technologies, customers also benefit from Bosch’s special strengths and competencies, like its global presence and local testing of automation technologies. These competencies make Bosch the preferred partner for automated mobility.

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.