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Internet of things and services Monaco and Bosch are working on the connected city of tomorrow

  • System connectivity in the fields of mobility, energy, safety, and communication
  • “Monaco 3.0” pilot project uses the technological potential of the internet of things and services
  • Monaco to become a highly connected city by 2015
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  • December 12, 2013
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Monaco/Paris/Stuttgart – Since mid-November 2013, the Principality of Monaco has been using new Bosch technologies for digital connectivity. This marks the first step in implementing the cooperation agreement signed in July 2012 by the Principality of Monaco and the Bosch Group. The agreement aims to find the best possible way of realizing the concept of a connected city.

The project will initially focus on mobility. City infrastructure and public services – such as bus networks, parking lot management, paper and waste collection, and information on roadwork – will be connected virtually, providing local residents with real-time information. This will make it possible for citizens and visitors to the principality to interact with local government directly and without red tape. Communication between various service providers will also be improved. If one of the hilly city’s many elevators or escalators is not working properly, residents and visitors will be able to immediately find out where there is a functioning alternative or inform services if there is a need for maintenance.

“Bosch technology and solutions will enable Monaco to be a leading connected city. As a result, Monaco is a pioneer in making innovative use of the technological potential of the internet of things and services,” says Volkmar Denner, chairman of the Robert Bosch GmbH board of management. The Principality of Monaco and Bosch also plan to work together on efficient energy-saving solutions, and in this way to make a contribution to sustainability.

Bosch is connecting the virtual and physical worlds and driving the development of the internet of things and services. Today, the company already plays a leading role in the development and use of intelligent sensors. Bosch’s competence in systems integration and control will create tangible benefits for tomorrow’s city dwellers.

Contact person for press inquiries (Germany):
Andrej Heinke, phone: +49 711 811-38195

Contact person for press inquiries (France):
Harald Frank, phone + 33 1 40 10 76 70

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). 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 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group's products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide 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. 92 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.

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

PI8398 - December 12, 2013

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