Mobility Solutions

Electronic engine management systems New Bosch powertrain systems for motorcycles Digital intelligence now also in the commuter segment, first step toward app-based connected two-wheelers

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  • October 30, 2014
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Portfolio: The new Bosch electronic engine management systems are designed specifically for two-wheelers. They comprise components for fuel injection and supply, air control, ignition, and exhaust-gas treatment, as well as electronic control units.

Digital control center: The new Bosch fuel-injection technology is fitted with an electronic control system, which brings digital intelligence to the two-wheeler realm. Powertrain functions can now be precisely controlled via the engine control unit’s software. This ensures efficient and clean combustion.

Software sensor technology: Bosch engine management technology can replace sensors with software. This means that the pressure sensor can be integrated into the control unit, for example. With a software-based analysis of engine speed, the engine’s operating parameters can be determined. This makes the engine ECU more robust, thus reducing maintenance and costs.

Fuel consumption: efficiency for all
Efficient: With its new engine management systems, Bosch is unveiling a cutting-edge solution that can be applied across the board: from the high-volume commuter segment to high-performance motorcycles in Asia, Europe and North America. Compared with the carburetor, and depending on situation, the electronically controlled fuel-injection system can reduce fuel consumption by up to 16 percent. This is an important step, especially for Asia and India.

Versatile: Combined with other innovative technologies, even more fuel can be saved: especially in dense traffic, start-stop functions reduce fuel consumption by up to 15 percent. An actively operated and actuated continuously variable transmission (CVT) can even reduce fuel consumption by almost a quarter in dynamic riding situations.

Variable: The electronic engine management system can be used to set different riding modes. This enables riders to adjust their motorcycles as desired at the press of a button. For instance, they can opt for an economical mode in everyday situations and switch to a sporty two-wheeler on weekends.

Flexible: The Bosch system also allows the engines of two-wheelers to be configured in such a way that riders can choose between ethanol and gasoline. This makes the riders of two-wheelers more independent. Such a flex-fuel system makes it possible for riders to choose the more affordable fuel.

Thrilling: The new engine management system enables spontaneous and dynamic acceleration for two-wheelers. With an actively operated and actuated CVT, the Bosch system makes it possible to accelerate from 0 to 60 kph up to 17 percent faster, thus ensuring a sporty riding experience.

Connectivity: more safety and a smartphone connection
Safe: Effective safety systems must be able to detect dangerous situations immediately and react faster than the rider. Sensor data play a decisive role in this regard. The electronic engine management system is connected to safety systems to improve their functions. One example is the Bosch motorcycle stability control system MSC.

Convenient: Frequent and long-distance riders benefit from an electronically controlled cruise control function. The Bosch system automatically regulates speed. Thanks to vehicle electronics, the throttle control no longer needs to be set mechanically, as the engine control unit regulates torque.

Smart: The two-wheeler can be connected with a smartphone. There are several ways of doing this. One is a local connection using Bluetooth. Alternatively, the connectivity control unit makes it possible to connect with the two-wheeler via the cloud.

Apps: three potential apps for the connected bike
Onboard computer: Using their smartphones, riders can read and save information on things such as fuel consumption, speed, and distance traveled. This makes it possible for motorcyclists to analyze their trips after they have returned home.

Diagnostics: The smartphone as a readout device. The vehicle data received on their smartphone displays tells riders when to take their vehicles to the workshop. They can also make repairs themselves thanks to the precise data they receive.

Immobilizer: The fuel-injection system, and thus the engine, can only be activated using the rider’s own smartphone. Two-wheelers can thus be personalized, which provides additional protection against theft.

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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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