Collaborative development with Bosch

Collaborative development – Bosch connects competencies

Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly defined by software. With growing requirements for automation, personalization, and efficiency, however, the complexity of software and systems is rapidly increasing. In order to overcome this challenge, collaboration with a variety of players is crucial. Thanks to comprehensive software competence and automotive expertise, Bosch is the right partner to optimally implement its wide range of competencies for and with its customers.

New forms of collaboration

The vehicle is developing more and more into a software-defined vehicle (SWdV). Electronic control units (ECUs) must take on more and more tasks in the E/E architecture and link different domains together. The smart orchestration of the ECUs is done by software, which is becoming increasingly more comprehensive and complex. At the same time, software development cycles are significantly shorter.

To overcome these challenges together, cooperative collaboration of various companies (OEMs, suppliers, and platform providers) is crucial. This joint development requires a new mindset, a holistic understanding, and transparency across the entire process. Bosch acts as a supportive partner in this process, from the development of common standards and methods to the selection and implementation of required tools, and continuing through to execution.

Achieving the right collaborative model in four steps

1. Initial meeting

Initial meeting

The goal is to establish an initial personal contact, which forms the basis for a trusting partnership. This includes a common understanding of the customer’s specific needs: What is the goal? What is the current situation? And what are the possible obstacles?

2. Comparison with portfolio

Comparison with portfolio

In step two, the complete Bosch portfolio – including standard solutions that are common on the market – is reviewed for existing solutions. Are there already products, models, or approaches that could be helpful for the partner’s specific requirements? Together, options are discussed and assessed.

3. Identification of customized solutions

Identification of customized solutions

Together, we examine to what extent customized developments must be added to existing solutions. Are adjustments, other participants, or other tools required to achieve the goals?

4. Collaborative development of customer-specific solutions

Collaborative development of customer-specific solutions

Together, additional specific solutions for the customer are developed that are targeted at individual goals and challenges. A customized solution is created for the customer from components of the existing portfolio and individual new developments.

1. Initial meeting
2. Comparison with portfolio
3. Identification of customized solutions
4. Collaborative development
Achieving the right collaborative model in four steps
Achieving the right collaborative model in four steps
Achieving the right collaborative model in four steps
Achieving the right collaborative model in four steps
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1. Initial meeting

The goal is to establish an initial personal contact, which forms the basis for a trusting partnership. This includes a common understanding of the customer’s specific needs: What is the goal? What is the current situation? And what are the possible obstacles?

2. Comparison with portfolio

In step two, the complete Bosch portfolio – including standard solutions that are common on the market – is reviewed for existing solutions. Are there already products, models, or approaches that could be helpful for the partner’s specific requirements? Together, options are discussed and assessed.

3. Identification of customized solutions

Together, we examine to what extent customized developments must be added to existing solutions. Are adjustments, other participants, or other tools required to achieve the goals?

4. Collaborative development of customer-specific solutions

Together, additional specific solutions for the customer are developed that are targeted at individual goals and challenges. A customized solution is created for the customer from components of the existing portfolio and individual new developments.

The advantages of collaboration

Higher

efficiency

through structured identification of time wasters in the entire process.


Access to the

Bosch portfolio

with comprehensive product and service solutions and many years of automotive expertise.

Individual

collaboration model

based on current industry standards.


The highest

quality

thanks to years of experience in agile development of collaborative partnership models.

Development in a common environment

Collaborative development requires a holistic understanding of the partnership – with common standards, clear allocation of tasks, defined interfaces, and tools.

On this basis, the smooth exchange of data between the partner, Bosch, and the neutral common development environment is ensured.

Development in a common environment

Connected by expertise

Bosch knows about the strong connection of different competencies and the resulting strength of innovation. Therefore, Bosch is open to partnerships

to advance the technologies of tomorrow together. For a new era of mobility – sustainable, safe, and exciting.

Joint development with Bosch and open-source

Development partnership of Bosch and Microsoft

To make the software-defined vehicle a reality, strong partnerships are essential. Bosch, with its subsidiary ETAS GmbH, joins initiatives such as the Eclipse working group software-defined vehicle, focusing on accelerating innovation of automotive-grade in-car software stacks using open source and open specifications developed by a vibrant community. Bosch, ETAS, and ESCRYPT together with other leading organizations are joining forces on the non-differentiating parts, thus decreasing time-to-market, sharing best practices, and overcoming the war for talents.

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Wide-ranging collaboration of Bosch and Cariad

Wide-ranging collaboration of Bosch and Cariad

More safety, comfort, and convenience for drivers and faster availability of automated driving features for all vehicle segments: Bosch and Cariad, the software subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, are working together on this goal and have established a wide-ranging partnership to make it happen. Together, the companies are developing a highly modern and unified software platform for partially and highly automated driving.

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Together with Bosch

Together with Bosch

Bosch sees itself as a trailblazer and a partner who is at its customers’ side as they develop the technologies of the future together – from idea to completion. In doing so, Bosch provides support as early as the implementation of processes with its many years of experience in developing

software solutions, a deep understanding of mobility, and a comprehensive software and hardware portfolio. This experience helps recognize possible hazards quickly and identify the right processes, tools, and partners to develop the best possible solutions together.

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