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Busworld 2014 in Istanbul: Coach infotainment from Bosch Enhanced connectivity for CE devices

  • Special components for professional systems
  • Integration of infotainment devices thanks to simple Plug and Play
  • At Busworld Istanbul 2014, Bosch will present a new Multimedia Coach System with a special focus on safety and connectivity
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  • April 07, 2014
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Contemporary infotainment for travel coaches and minibuses plays an increasingly important role for vehicle fleet operators. In this context, the systems and components used for information and entertainment are specially designed to meet the needs of the coach industry. Nowadays, this includes interfaces for connectivity and data exchange as well as individually developed audio, video and navigation systems and on-board monitors made for use in coaches. This promises both entertainment and greater convenience – for an unrivaled multimedia experience and first-class travel enjoyment.

First-class multimedia navigation system for coaches
For the first time at Busworld 2014 in Istanbul, Bosch will feature a prototype of their latest Multimedia Coach System, a multimedia and navigation system for infotainment in luxury-class coaches with a head unit that is easily and intuitively operated via touchscreen.

In addition to Bluetooth connectivity for safe phone use and audio streaming, the newly designed system is equipped with a twin tuner, an integrated MP3- and WMA-compatible CD drive and AUX and USB slots to complete the range of available audio sources. It also includes the top-notch CAD 12 CAV cabin control unit, which – in addition to a DVD drive specially developed for the automotive environment and its own radio tuner – also offers further front panel connections for best passenger entertainment.
The Multimedia Coach System’s navigation map appears on the cabin monitors so that passengers can track the route and see additional information along the way. It is also possible to display different camera views. In this case, the driver can see the backup camera or the door monitor on his screen, for example, while the passengers can watch videos or so-called scenic views as an alternative to the navigation map.

In addition to a microphone for hands-free telephone use, it is possible to connect up to three more microphones, including a new Bosch wireless microphone. As another component in the new system network, the CPA amplifier ensures a rich sound experience in the passenger cabin. And finally, a DVB-T tuner, a DVD changer or a DAB+ box for digital radio reception can also be added optionally to the system.

Coach Communication Center for the EvoBus Group
To equip the coaches of the EvoBus Group, Bosch has developed a multimedia unit with a multi-channel audio/video distribution system and a 24-volt radio-navigation unit. The system includes a digital twin tuner for crystal-clear AM/FM radio reception and features a USB port on the back as well as an additional video input to accommodate the connection of an external video camera, for example.

The Coach Communication Center’s commercial-vehicle-specific navigation also takes legal and physical limitations into account when selecting the route. To do so, different attributes of the coach, such as its height and width, for example, are compared with the information on the height of underpasses or the width of winding roads stored in the map data. This makes sure that coaches will not be routed through small villages with very narrow streets and saves the driver from having to make complicated U-turns.

New Classic Line components for minibuses and coaches
Bosch offers a new series of different components from its renowned Classic Line to meet the differing infotainment system needs of minibuses, city buses and coaches. The four different units have been specially designed to withstand the constraints and severe conditions of professional use in commercial vehicles.
The MR12 bus radio, specially designed for use in minibuses, is a 12-V device with an integrated tuner and all the other popular options to provide the convenient hook-up of CE components via inputs on the front panel. The more sophisticated CAD12 offers a maximum in terms of CE connectivity, which translates as the largest feature range currently available on the market. It has been developed as an integrated high-end audio system for minibuses and is also equipped with a DVD drive specially developed for the automotive environment that can stand up to the more stringent requirements of use in commercial vehicles.

In a nutshell: At the Busworld – Bosch will present a complete range of audio, video and navigation devices for best communications in minibuses, long-distance and luxury coaches alike. This includes comprehensive multimedia solutions as well as components and systems specially designed for use in coaches with separate sound zones for the driver and the passengers.

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.”

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