Mobility Solutions

Bosch Engineering GmbH Systems provider and development partner for the railway industry

  • Development of railway-specific systems, components, and services
  • New safety and comfort features increase operational safety and improve efficiency
  • Application of proven Bosch large-scale series production technology
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  • September 17, 2012
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Bosch Engineering GmbH is expanding the range of development services it offers to the railway market. It will be presenting its comprehensive portfolio in September 2012 at the InnoTrans international trade fair for transport technology in Berlin. The Bosch subsidiary offers comprehensive systems and components tailored to customers’ needs in the areas of speed sensing, surround sensing, train-driver assistance systems, engine management, and exhaust-gas treatment. Bosch Engineering’s specialists make full use of Bosch development expertise and proven large-scale series production technology in developing solutions for rail vehicles. These systems and components improve safety and make it possible to reduce operating costs while achieving better performance with lower emissions.

Radar sensors increase safety and improve efficiency
Bosch Engineering GmbH employs Bosch mid-range and long-range radar sensors for surround sensing in rail vehicles. “In rail transportation, there are interlocking plants with switches and signals to make sure there are no accidents. But on many secondary lines and industrial railways, during shunting, or when passing through construction sites, it is up to the train driver alone to do this," says Bernhard Bihr, president of Bosch Engineering, explaining where the new technology will be applied. “We use Bosch radar technology, that has proven itself in automotive applications, and develop software functions specifically to support the work of train drivers.” Employing radar technology in rail vehicles makes it possible to implement functions such as predictive detection of obstacles and collision warning, detection of overhead power lines, and speed sensing over ground. Stationary radar sensors could also be fitted for rail infrastructure, for example at construction sites. For each of the functions, Bosch Engineering develops the design to match specific applications and specific customers, adapts the sensor software accordingly, and offers support during the entire system's testing and approval phase.

Applying large-scale automotive series production technology to cut emissions and improve performance
Bosch Engineering also offers development services for engine management and exhaust-gas treatment for rail powertrain systems. Developers and engineers tailor the system design to the customer, develop the software for the electronic control units, and then calibrate the system. As an experienced development partner for automotive electronics, Bosch Engineering uses Bosch electronic control unit hardware. This opens up future possibilities to go beyond the control of powertrain functions and to utilize a variety of safety-oriented open and closed loop control tasks for rail vehicles.

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.

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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.”

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