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Lo­cal­iza­tion of Elec­tri­fied Ve­hi­cle Sys­tems

Re­cently Bosch show­cased their lat­est mo­bil­ity so­lu­tions for the In­dian mar­ket. These in­clude drive com­po­nents and in­tel­li­gent charg­ing in­fra­struc­tures geared to­wards mak­ing elec­tro-mo­bil­ity a sus­tain­able re­al­ity for ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­tur­ers and fleet op­er­a­tors in In­dia. Bosch show­cased scal able so­lu­tions from 0.25 kW to 300 kW (0.34 to 407 PS) across seg­ments from twowheel­ers to com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles to make the pow­er­train more pow­er­ful and, at the same time, en­ergy-ef­fi­cient. With these green tech­nolo­gies , Bosch are in line to sup­port the In­dian gov­ern­ment’s ini­tia­tive to go all-elec­tric by 2030.

Go­ing Lo­cal

In In­dia Bosch have just set up a new “Ag­ile Project House” di­vi­sion, which is re­spon­si­ble for re­spond­ing to lo­cal re­quire­ments ef­fi­ciently. The project house is work­ing on pro­to­type de­vel­op­ment and sys­tem in­te­gra­tion to fea­si­bly get elec­tric ve­hi­cles and elec­tro­mo­bil­ity so­lu­tions on In­dian streets.

One of the first projects was the in­dige­nously de­vel­oped, fully elec­tric ve­hi­cle based on a pop­u­lar hatch­back. The con­ven­tional in­ter­nal com­bus­tion en­gine has been re­placed by a 400-volt, 85-kW (116-PS) pow­er­train, which makes it one of the first of its kind in the In­dian mar­ket.

e-Scooter

Speak­ing to Car In­dia, Soumi­tra Bhat­tacharya, Pres­i­dent, Bosch In­dia Group, said that Bosch be­lieve that all the key stake­hold­ers must work to­gether to drive elec­tric mo­bil­ity across the port­fo­lio of two-, three- and four-wheel­ers. So, Bosch have de­vel­oped a light elec­tro-mo­bil­ity sys­tem with a range of 0.25 kW to 20 kW (0.34 to 27.2 PS) that en­ables e-scoot­ers to ac­cel­er­ate from 0 to 45 km/h in less than five sec­onds. These e-scooter sys­tems also in­clude en­ergy re­cu­per­a­tion and high bat­tery safety, apart from be­ing able to of­fer a range of up to 125 km.

e-Axle

The eAxle is a com­pact and cost-op­ti­mized elec­tric drive so­lu­tion for bat­tery-driven elec­tric ve­hi­cles and hy­brid ap­pli­ca­tions that range from 50 kW to 300 kW (68 to 407 PS). It com­bines the elec­tric mo­tor, power elec­tron­ics and trans­mis­sion into a mod­u­lar and scal­able elec­tric drive unit, thus sig­nif­i­cantly re­duc­ing time to mar­ket. As the coun­try shifts to bat­tery-pow­ered elec­tric ve­hi­cles, the eAxle will pro­vide scal­a­bil­ity and op­ti­miza­tion.

Au­to­mated Mo­bil­ity

Ad­vanced Driver As­sis­tance Sys­tems such as au­to­mated emer­gency brak­ing, adap­tive cruise con­trol us­ing radar, and ul­tra­sound sen­sors along with ESP.

i Booster + ESP

Bosch’s iBooster en­ables vac­uum-free brak­ing and sig­nif­i­cantly en­hances the per­for­mance of dy­namic brak­ing func­tions like au­to­matic emer­gency brak­ing for elec­tric ve­hi­cles. The iBooster also of­fers an adapt­able pedal feel which can be cus­tom­ized based on drive modes or cus­tomer pref­er­ences. ESP pre­vents wheel-lock dur­ing brak­ing and pre­vents skid­ding in crit­i­cal driv­ing sit­u­a­tions.

Mi­cro-Elec­tro-Me­chan­i­cal Sys­tems (MEMS) Sen­sors

Bosch are the mar­ket’s largest man­u­fac­tur­ers of MEMS tech­nol­ogy that sends in­for­ma­tion about airbag-re­lated events, ESP-re­lated move­ments and more safety sig­nals to driv­ers, and they pro­duce nearly four mil­lion MEMS sen­sors ev­ery day. The com­pany is also one of the big­gest pro­duc­ers of semi­con­duc­tors for mo­bil­ity so­lu­tions and one of the driv­ing forces be­hind the tech­nol­ogy of IP mod­ules that save lives, re­sources, and costs.

Bosch Mo­tor­cy­cle Sta­bil­ity Con­trol

Mo­tor­cy­cle Sta­bil­ity Con­trol (MSC) is the world’s first allin-one safety sys­tem for two-wheel­ers that pro­vides safer brak­ing over bends and op­ti­mized brake force distri­bu­tion in ev­ery sit­u­a­tion. It as­sists rid­ers while brak­ing and ac­cel­er­at­ing on straight roads as well as over curved ones. MSC achieves this with­out com­pro­mis­ing on rid­ing plea­sure.

Driver As­sis­tance Sys­tems

Bosch’s driver as­sis­tance sys­tems are en­abled by data fu­sion and smart­phone in­te­gra­tion which makes it pos­si­ble for all OEMs to sup­port the driver in com­plex and crit­i­cal traf­fic sit­u­a­tions. Fea­tures such as pre­dic­tive emer­gency brak­ing, adap­tive cruise con­trol, traf­fic jam as­sist and more are also of­fered here for en­hanced driv­ing safety and com­fort. Con­nected mo­bil­ity: value propo­si­tion, mar­ket dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion, and safety fea­tures at com­pet­i­tive prices.

e-Call, b-Call, i-Call

The Bosch emer­gency call ser­vice pro­vides a “proac­tive” so­lu­tion that con­nects ac­ci­dent vic­tims with the emer­gency re­sponse ecosys­tem in the short­est pos­si­ble time. This crit­i­cal safety fea­ture has been op­er­a­tional since 2017 and aims to help ac­ci­dent vic­tims in the “golden hour” by con­nect­ing hos­pi­tals, fire sta­tions, and po­lice sta­tions. It of­fers im­mense prod­uct dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion for OEMs. From 2017, Bosch have es­tab­lished strate­gic part­ner­ships with key emer­gency ser­vice providers such as GVK-EMRI (108) to pro­vide crit­i­cal emer­gency re­sponse across its net­work of 15+ states. The Bosch PSAP (Pub­lic Safety An­swer­ing Point) net­work cur­rently cov­ers 50,000+ hos­pi­tals, 9,560 po­lice sta­tions and 4,500+ fire sta­tions. Bosch are adding more by the day to cre­ate a proac­tive pan-In­dia e-Call net­work.

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