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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.
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 The conventional internal combustion engine has been replaced by a 400-volt, 85-kW (116-PS) powertrain, which makes it one of the first of its kind in the Indian market.
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.
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.
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.