Automated driving, connected services, and vehicles that communicate with each other – the future seems within reach. But in order to use these services, a reliable technical basis is required. This basis is provided by so-called technical drivers or enablers which make it possible to connect vehicles in the first place. Some of them, like updates over the air or V2X connectivity, form the basis for connected driving. High-performance sensors, such as cameras, radar systems covering various ranges, and lidars, ensure that passenger cars, trucks, and other types of vehicles will be able to perceive their surroundings very reliably in the future. Vehicle computer solutions combined with the vehicle runtime environment (VRTE) make the high-performance computing infrastructure available which is required for automated driving and connected services.
But interplay by both is what is decisive: the proper and secure flow of communication and the requisite processing power inside the vehicles ensures that signals perceived from their surroundings can be received and processed. The information received is then forwarded to the appropriate recipient with the corresponding commands and implemented as required. A process which is essential for automated driving in particular. Only then will vehicles be capable of making autonomous decisions in complex traffic situations in the future.
This is how technical enablers safeguard future mobility, making them an indispensable part of the automotive industry of tomorrow.
Connectivity solutions offered by Bosch inside the vehicle and with its surroundings
Future mobility is all about connected mobility. It lays the foundation for connected services and automated driving. Numerous technical enablers are required to implement these services and functions in the future, whereby connectivity inside the vehicle itself is a key aspect. In-vehicle information and communication systems transform the vehicle into a central communication medium.
They ensure that internal and external signals are transmitted, received, forwarded, and processed.
Find out here what technical enablers are responsible for connectivity inside the vehicle and why they are essential for future mobility.
Lighter, more dynamic and flexible: E/E architecture is currently subject to a paradigm shift. Automated driving and connected services lead to a significant increase in functions within the E/E architecture. In order to safely master this complexity, there is a shift taking place from a domain-specific to a cross-domain and centralized structure in which some of the many individual control units are replaced with fewer but very powerful vehicle computers. In particular, the high demands on flexibility and scalability when embedding functions in the E/E architecture are key drivers for this change, which not only results in lower costs: thanks to perfect system design, shorter lines, and optimal integration, it is also possible to achieve extensive weight reductions.
A vehicle which communicates with its surroundings and the traffic infrastructure – this is one aspect of the vision of future mobility. After all, apart from connectivity inside the vehicle itself, perceiving the vehicle surroundings also plays a significant role.
Here, systems and services are responsible for precisely screening the vehicle’s surroundings, interpreting them correctly, proactively planning routes and maneuvers, and keeping the vehicle up to date at all times. From passenger cars to commercial vehicles: discover the systems and services which are key to vehicle connectivity with its surroundings.
Bosch attributes top priority to safety – especially when in-vehicle electronics are assuming ever more responsibility. For several years now, Bosch and ETAS have been developing software for safety and security systems and for functional safety.
Connected vehicles will become central information hubs in the future. Numerous connected services, V2X communication and the internet of things hold various innovations in store for the automotive industry.
To prevent this transformation from becoming an open door for cyber-attacks and data abuse, Bosch and its ETAS and ESCRYPT subsidiaries are developing comprehensive solutions and multi-layer security concepts for a safe vehicle architecture.
Find out which system will continue to make you feel safe in the connected future.