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Bosch Engineering GmbH Engineering services for commercial vehicles and off-highway applications

  • Electrification of off-highway applications’ powertrains
  • Extensive systems development for drives of all kinds
  • Systematic support, from design to preparation for series production
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  • September 18, 2012
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Bosch Engineering GmbH is extending its portfolio of customized engineering services for commercial vehicles. As a new service, it now offers support for the electrification of off-highway applications’ powertrains. This is in addition to the already existing portfolio of services of specific software engineering for engine management, safety, and comfort and convenience systems, as well as their electrical and electronic integration. In this way, the Bosch subsidiary offers one-stop solutions, from the initial study to readiness for series production – even for projects with a batch size of one.

Using passenger-car technology to electrify off-highway applications
For the electrification of off-highway applications, Bosch Engineering uses proven large-series components from the Bosch passenger-car segment. They are then adapted to the requirements of the off-highway market – in line with installation conditions, project demands, and customer requirements. For example, a closed housing means that the Bosch integrated motor generator (IMG) can now be used as an individual component in diverse off-highway applications. For such projects, Bosch Engineering assumes responsibility for the entire component development process, right up to readiness for series production.

The components for the off-highway segment round off the comprehensive portfolio of Bosch Engineering services for the electrification of commercial-vehicle powertrains: the design, development, and simulation of complete systems and operating strategies, engine-management and power-electronics software adaptation, and system-component application. Its scope of services also includes the construction of demo systems and concept vehicles. “As a systems engineering partner, we help the makers of commercial vehicles and off-highway applications to further reduce fuel consumption, to reduce emissions, and to comply with future legislation,” says Bernhard Bihr, the president of Bosch Engineering.

Expertise for powertrains of all kinds
Bosch Engineering is a systems engineering partner for nearly every kind of powertrain: from all-electric and hybrid drives, to monovalent CNG, bi-fuel, and dual-fuel engines, to classic diesel engines. In their work, its specialists can draw on proven large-scale series technology developed by Bosch, and adapt its electronic systems to the special requirements of vehicles and target markets. They draw up proposals for developing combustion processes, designing air intake systems, and treating exhaust gas, and compile complete designs for managing engines and their exhaust-gas treatment systems. In doing so, they select the appropriate control unit, engineer the specific software, and calibrate the system. Their work ensures low emissions, reduced fuel consumption, and high performance, with target parameters weighted based on customer preferences. Their efficient testing facilities also enable them to perform both functional testing and exhaust-gas and emissions testing for all governmental emissions regulations worldwide.

When it comes to alternative drives, Bosch Engineering is increasingly offering a complete advisory package as well, including the selection of engine designs and the conversion of diesel engines into alternative ones. At the request of customers, Bosch Engineering can also collaborate with partners to design entire engines.

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Bosch Engineering GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH and is head-quartered in Abstatt, Germany. As a systems development partner to the automotive industry since 1999, the company with its more than 2,000 associates offers development services for powertrains, safety and convenience systems, and electrical and electronic systems – from the original concept to series production. Specialized in electronics and software, it draws on Bosch’s proven large-scale series production technology to develop tailored solutions for a wide variety of applications in passenger cars, commercial vehicles, off-highway and recreational vehicles, and in rail applications, ships, and industry. Bosch Engineering GmbH also coordinates all the Bosch Group’s motorsports activities.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch-engineering.com

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.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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