Bosch exhibits on 2,300 square meters in Hall 9 at this year's Automechanika in Frankfurt am Main. From 16 to 20 September 2014, the leading complete provider for trade and workshops will showcase its broad range of spare parts, diagnostics and workshop equipment as well as service activities and workshop concepts. Bosch products and solutions for the workshop of both today and tomorrow are presented here in a clear and comprehensive manner.
The focus is on new technologies for the workshop One highlight of Bosch's tradeshow appearance is the technological refinement of the workshop business. The increasing degree of networking, you see, is also changing the nature of service work. Bosch has developed the requisite modules, and is set to debut new technologies for the "connected workshop" at Automechanika. An especially interesting module is the use of Augmented Reality for motor vehicle repairs and training. On the stand, visitors will have the opportunity to try out Augmented Reality themselves at numerous stations using their own Smartphone. From early September onwards, a special app will be available to download free-of-charge from the Bosch Automechanika website www.bosch-automechanika.com.
Live demonstrations and training on stage Bosch will present an ongoing and varied program on the large stage. Professional trainers will demonstrate the new technologies and training live, including diagnostic solutions for electro and hybrid vehicles. The detailed program will be available online from early September at www.bosch-automechanika.com.
Spare parts and diagnostics: a host of innovations and developments
Bosch will present and demonstrate live a host of new products and solutions. This includes the refinement of spare parts, such as the new high-performance spark plug for engines with direct petrol injection, or the Aerotwin Plus wiper blade with an innovative adapter system. Especially for workshop use, Bosch is now offering a robust tablet computer which, as Diagnostic Control Unit (DCU 130), controls all Bosch testing and diagnostic modules. Bosch is premiering the DCU at this year's Automechanika along with the new KTS 800 Truck diagnostics tester. The new KTS 440 diagnostics tester rounds out the tried and proven KTS range. The DCU 100 and DCU 220 Windows-based tablet computers are being debuted. The Bosch Esitronic Bike workshop software will be demonstrated on a motorcycle. Bosch's entire system expertise for commercial vehicles will also be demonstrated live on a truck - including control unit diagnostics for commercial vehicles using Esitronic 2.0 Truck. Bosch will demonstrate the professional testing of diesel injection components, of both conventional injection nozzles and Common Rail injectors for passenger cars and commercial vehicles on the EPS 205 compact test stand, another innovation. The new Remote Service for the Bosch air-conditioning service unit ACS 752 will also be debuted. And special solutions, including some new telematic products, and an expanded Bosch range for vehicle manufacturers will be also be presented.
Bosch workshop concepts on the stand Workshop concepts such as Bosch Car Service and AutoCrew can also be seen at Automechanika. At a completely constructed Bosch Car Service, Bosch will demonstrate the requirements it has for future workshop partners.
All Bosch brands for Automotive Aftermarket are represented As in previous years, Bosch will be represented at Automechanika by all brands for trade and workshop. Air-conditioning service specialist Robinair, part of Bosch since the end of 2012, will demonstrate its broad range of air-conditioning service units for every workshop requirement. As a specialist for the workshop network of vehicle manufacturers, Beissbarth offers a comprehensive range for the wheel. Sicam, the specialist supplier to the tire service business, will showcase its complete range of wheel-balancing and tire-fitting equipment. OTC will have its expanded range of special tools and diagnostic devices, including the new D750 diagnostics tester, at Automechanika. In Hall 3, HC Cargo will present its comprehensive range of accessories and spare parts for the automotive electric sector. Unipoint too will be present its range of starters, alternators and other components for the aftermarket.
All information on Bosch's tradeshow appearance in advance From early September 2014 onwards, visitors can obtain all tradeshow information from www.bosch-automechanika.com. The "Bosch@Automechanika 2014" app for trying out Augmented Reality using your own Smartphone can also be downloaded from here free-of-charge. A host of other information, such as the stand map, all schedules for the live presentations and training on the Bosch stand, along with further apps, images, videos and brochures round out the information available on this website.
Stand numbers and schedules at a glance:
Stand numbers Hall 9.0 - Stand B06: Bosch, Beissbarth, Robinair, Sicam, OTC Hall 3.0 - Stand C31: HC Cargo Hall 3.0 - Stand G41: Unipoint
Bosch press conference On the first day of Automechanika, 16.09.2014, from 12:15 to 12:45 hrs on the Bosch trade fair stand, Hall 9.0 – Stand B06
The speakers are Dr. Uwe Thomas, President of the Divisional Board Automotive Aftermarket Division, and Dr. Hans-Peter Meyen, Executive Vice President Product Area Diagnostics and Engineering.
Suitable for all cars with an EOBD-compliant diagnostic connection
Designed for the Do-It-Yourself market and amateur mechanics
Easy reading of error codes, sensor data and vehicle data
Since January 2001, new vehicles with gasoline engines in the European Union must be equipped with the second version of the European onboard diagnostics (EOBD) system. This regulation has been in force for diesel vehicles since the start of 2004. The system is used to monitor exhaust-related components and systems in particular, and to store information relating to malfunctions. Bosch has offered an extensive range of diagnosis testers for professional workshops for more than 25 years. For example, the workshop can use an OBD diagnostic socket to read this information with a diagnosis tester. Both of the convenient and cost-effective OBD 100 and OBD 150 devices by Bosch now also allow amateur mechanics and motorists with a passion for technology to quickly diagnose problems using EOBD — a standard for diagnostic access to the vehicle. To read the data, the diagnostic plug of the OBD 100 or 150 is inserted into the OBD connector, which, in most cars, is located in the driver's footwell, close to the center console or in the glove box.
Convenient and Easy-to-Operate Diagnosis Tester Using the two diagnosis testers, diagnostic data relating to the fuel system, the oxygen sensors or the catalytic converter, for example, can be read and displayed via the OBD interface in the vehicle. The small devices display error codes from the engine management system, which can also be deleted. Similarly, current sensor data, still image data, and the status of the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) can be displayed. Even the "readiness codes", which whether the exhaust-related monitoring tests have already been carried out, and whether they have been passed, can be called up. The OBD interface also provides vehicle information stored in the system by the manufacturer. The Bosch OBD 100, which weighs just 100 grams, and is only 83 mm high and 56 mm wide, can be easily operated using three buttons and a two-line display shows the read data.
The OBD 150 has four control buttons, a multi-line display, and extended functionality. It weighs 200 grams and, at 126 mm high and 71 mm wide, is a little larger. The device can also be used to display the actual values as graphics, and the monitoring data of the oxygen sensors can also be called up. The menu navigation and code definitions are available in several languages. Preparations are also underway to enable the OBD 150 software to be updated via the Internet.
STAHLGRUBER concept workshops integrated into Drivelog portal
Support to help run a successful workshop business on the Internet
Information available to drivers via PC and a mobile app
STAHLGRUBER, one of Germany's leading automotive parts distributors, makes use of the full range of services offered by Drivelog with its online full-service workshop concepts "Meisterhaft" and "AC Auto Check". Within the framework of the cooperative partnership that has now been agreed, STAHLGRUBER workshop partners have a profile page in the Drivelog workshop portal, complete with an appointment booking facility, as well as an on-the-spot price calculator, a quote wizard for acquiring customers locally and the option of being listed as a supplier in the Drivelog tire shop. Following the start of the cooperative partnership in February 2014, the STAHLGRUBER workshop partners have since been integrated into the Drivelog portal. Further expansions to the cooperative partnership are set to be unveiled at the STAHLGRUBER exhibition events over the course of this year.
Collaboration with a Reliable Partner "Workshop portals are becoming increasingly important when it comes to marketing and addressing customers. For us, it was clear that we could only collaborate with a partner that is 100% reliable and trustworthy," explained Heinz Rieker, STAHLGRUBER Managing Director of Marketing/Sales. It is for this reason that STAHLGRUBER opted to collaborate with driver and workshop portal Drivelog, Rieker notes. Florian Bankoley, Managing Director of Mobility Media GmbH, the subsidiary of Bosch that operates Drivelog, was also pleased: "The collaboration with STAHLGRUBER, an important partner in the workshop business in Germany, will help to increase the benefits of the portal for drivers and further establish Drivelog's position on the market."
Drivelog — the Internet Portal for Drivers and Workshops With a profile on the Drivelog portal, vehicle workshops attract more visitors on the Internet and also achieve extremely good positions in search engines. The workshops can use the portal—which is also available via a mobile app—to directly target drivers within a distance of 25 kilometers with offers and news, and thereby win new business. Service and repair appointments can also be arranged online. Drivers can use the on-the-spot price calculator to find out the prices of standard services, such as inspections or oil changes. This saves repair shops time, as they no longer need to create a quote. Thanks to the partnership with German automobile club ADAC, the range of services offered by Drivelog is also made available to the club's members in prominent fashion. This enables the workshops to showcase their services to the some 18 million members of ADAC. What's more, Drivelog offers drivers services for their own personal cars, from a digital service log and cost-monitoring function, right through to a function that enables people to search for workshops and filling stations, and eCommerce options such as a tire shop.
Larger scope of contents reflects recent automotive developments
About 200 expert authors from industry and science
Index strongly expanded
Vienna/Karlsruhe – An updated German version of the Automotive Handbook, which generations of technology enthusiasts have used as an automotive technology reference work, is now available following a two-year revision. The 28th edition is being presented to the public on the occasion of the 35th International Vienna Motor Symposium. The book has been completely revised and enhanced to include the most recent developments in automotive technology. The standard work is now 277 pages longer. The first edition was published in 1932, and was put together when Robert Bosch was still at the helm of the company he founded. It has since grown to a 1544-page volume, which contains numerous specialist articles that give detailed explanations about the functioning of all relevant vehicle components – from the internal combustion engine to modern driver assistance systems.
About 200 specialist authors contributed to the current edition. Their expertise covers the entire range of automotive topics. Some of the authors are Bosch or other automotive industry engineers, while others work at universities or colleges of applied sciences. They received support from Karl-Heinz Dietsche, an engineer and the book's editor, as well as from a scientific advisory board. Professor Konrad Reif assumed an advisory role, just as he did for the previous edition, when the external consultant provided support for the first time. The doctor of engineering is Director of the Electronic and Mechatronic systems program at the Ravensburg/Friedrichshafen campus of Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University. In cooperation with the editorial staff, he ensures that the high quality of the articles is consistent.
Even easier to read and look things up For the latest edition, the book's format has also been revised: it is now 20 percent longer and wider, as this allows for a larger font size. This makes the texts and graphics easier to read. The index has also been strongly expanded to make looking up technical terms easier. In the 28th edition, the Automotive Handbook's index is now 75 pages long, one and a half times longer than in previous editions.
Broad readership: engineers, students, and budding master craftsmen The Bosch Automotive Handbook is very popular with a broad readership. Students of engineering programs consult it, as do researchers and engineers in the automotive industry. Mechanics who are studying to become master craftsmen also use it as a reference work. Experts trust the well-founded and extensive expertise that can be found in the classic. The 28th edition (ISBN: 978-3-658-03800-7) will be available in bookshops at the time of book's publication on May 8, 2014. An initial 20,000 copies of the German edition have been printed. The English edition will follow in August, with an initial print run of 15,000 copies. Further licensed editions in other languages are set to follow. The Bosch Automotive Handbook is widely regarded around the world as a standard work for automotive technology. Until now, it has been translated into 11 languages.