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Future HMI system solutions Scalable display instruments from Bosch Freely configurable displays

  • Important information is grasped quickly
  • The driver is able to individually design the display
  • Additional applications expand personal design possibilities
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  • September 13, 2011
  • Mobility Solutions
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The amount of information offered to drivers in their vehicles today has substantially increased in recent years. This trend is accelerated by the wide variety of new infotainment and driver assistance functions. While the information on offer is designed to relieve the driver, their processing should not become a burden. Apart from the density of traffic, the variety of functions will continue to increase in the future and thus present both vehicle manufacturers and suppliers with new technical challenges.

The interface between humans and technology is becoming scalable
At the International Motor Show 2011 in Frankfurt, the Bosch Car Multimedia Division will present a freely applicable and vehicle-independent system and display concept which demonstrates how the future requirements to be met by the driver/vehicle interface when it comes to operability and clarity can be fulfilled. In this case, adaptation of the interface between man and vehicle – the Human Machine Interface (HMI) – to the personal and ergonomic preferences of the individual driver will become the standard in order to achieve the aims of both safety and comfort for drivers and passengers alike.

In addition to performance-related graphic aspects, scalable systems make freely selectable, personalized representation of the display formats and projection surfaces possible due to the development of new bus systems and centralized CPUs. Information can be exchanged between displays and projection systems, and display areas dynamically divided. The operation is performed directly by tapping a key on the display. Complex software is used to control and filter the display and thus supports a freely applicable, vehicle-independent system and design concept that allows for individual settings in terms of operability and the representation of contents.

Modular system concept
At the International Motor Show 2011, Bosch will present HMI system solutions that make a substantial contribution toward the prevention of accidents with display technologies that have also been conceived on the basis of safety criteria – for example, by streamlining the amount of available information and concentrating on the essential, so that the driver is able to access relevant content both quickly and safely. Furthermore, the modular system concept provides for an exceptionally clear representation of information as well as downloading of additional applications and thus flexible integration of Internet applications and services as well. As a result, there are hardly any limits placed on individual design – all the way through to the diverse gradations of appearance and value appeal for deployment in the various vehicle classes.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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