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2013 Automotive Innovation Award Awards for Bosch parking assistant and hybrid components

  • Bosch wins in the categories “powertrain technology” and “electrics and electronics”
  • Professor Stefan Bratzel: “Bosch offers high-quality innovations”
  • Awards for significant innovations that are close to series production
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  • May 03, 2013
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Parking without lifting a finger – Bosch’s automatic parking assistant makes getting into even the tightest spaces child’s play for drivers. This is one of the innovations for which the company has won two awards. The Center of Automotive Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers have given the supplier of technology and services the “2013 Automotive Innovation Award” in the “powertrain technology” and “electrics and electronics” categories. In his commendation, Professor Stefan Bratzel from the Center of Automotive Management said: “Bosch is seen as a highly innovative supplier and its innovations are very high quality.” In addition to the parking assistant, innovations such as the diesel hybrid and the latest improvements to the start-stop system impressed the judges.

The awards were given following a comprehensive analysis of several suppliers. The selection committee examined hundreds of innovations by leading companies. But the sheer number of innovations was not the only thing that counted. What was more important was the degree of innovation and how close the products were to series production. The opinions of major automakers also played a role in the evaluation. The awards were accepted by Wolf-Henning Scheider, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. Dedicating them to his hard-working associates, Scheider said: “These two awards are also confirmation of two fundamental Bosch values: innovative strength and quality.”

He added that the workforce of Robert Bosch GmbH will continue to be an innovative force in the automotive industry. As well as continuously improving internal-combustion engines, the supplier is also working on alternative powertrains for electric vehicles, efficient peripheral systems, and a hydraulic hybrid. In addition, Bosch engineers are focused intently on automated driving as well as on sophisticated multimedia solutions and user-friendly interfaces. Even now, for example, drivers can benefit from more than half a dozen assistance systems that are becoming standard features not only in the premium segment but also in the compact class.

Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2015, its sales came to 41.7 billion euros, or 59 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers. The Mobility Solutions business sector combines the group’s expertise in three mobility domains – automation, electrification, and connectivity – and offers its customers integrated mobility solutions. Its main areas of activity are injection technology and powertrain peripherals for internal-combustion engines, diverse solutions for powertrain electrification, vehicle safety systems, driver-assistance and automated functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, repair-shop concepts, and technology and services for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch is synonymous with important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology.

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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