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Bosch Battery Basics: Starter Battery Tips for Everyone

  • Useful hints and tips about batteries and mobility
  • Step-by-step instructions that can be understood by everyone
  • Video clips for computers and mobile devices
You've accidentally left your lights on, and now you've been left with a flat battery. Or maybe your car won't start when outside temperatures are low, so you have to use a mobile power charger. These kinds of battery and mobility problems can become a real issue in winter in particular — but Bosch is providing the answers to your questions in six video clips.

The video clips cover topics such as correct storage, the right battery type for your car and battery recycling in a straightforward way that is easy for everybody to understand. The answers to your questions about replacing batteries or starting up are explained step by step, while a witty narrator talks you through the animation and provides entertaining snippets of information. The audience does not require any technical knowledge.

The Bosch Battery Basics can be found on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. The clips will play on all end devices with an Internet connection and are available at any time.
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  • December 06, 2013
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Bosch Pays License Costs asanetwork License Included in Network-Compatible Testing Devices from Bosch

  • asanetwork interface available ex works in many Bosch/Beissbarth testing devices
  • Testing devices from Bosch/Beissbarth assume the function of asanetwork dongle
  • In addition to testing devices from Bosch/Beissbarth, devices from other manufacturers can also be integrated
Workshop networking saves time and money
Bosch is seeking to expand workshop networking by paying asanetwork license costs. This will allow the workshops to save time and money by optimizing workflows, avoiding multiple data entries and ensuring all documents are available for invoicing immediately after completion of maintenance or repair work.

The asanetwork workshop network connects testers in the workshop while also providing interfaces for the customer service area and the workshop office. That means customer and vehicle data only needs to be recorded once and is then available at all workstations and on all testing devices, even those from different manufacturers.

If a workshop uses asanetwork-compatible testing and diagnostic equipment from Bosch/Beissbarth, then Bosch will now pay the license fee of EUR 829 that asanetwork GmbH has charged for the network software up to now. No more dongles are required to inform the Netman network manager that the license fee has been paid, as the Bosch/Beissbarth testing device automatically assumes this function. This is also the case if devices from other manufacturers are included in the asanetwork.

Many Bosch/Beissbarth testing devices are now supplied with the asanetwork interface ex works at no extra cost. In some cases, an additional network card is required to connect the device to the workshop network. Netman version 2.9 or later must be installed in order to identify the software in the Bosch/Beissbarth testing device. Download the asanetwork network manager free from www.axonet.de.

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Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Phone: +49 (0) 9001 942010
Email: Kundenberatung.Kfz-Technik@de.bosch.com
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  • December 05, 2013
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Bosch at the Agritechnica 2013 Innovative Bosch Technology for Off-Highway Vehicles

  • New wiper direct drive with a wiping angle of up to 320 degrees
  • Intelligent energy management increases the reliability of the battery and reduces the fuel consumption
  • Efficient auxiliary water pump for auxiliary cooling circuits
At the Agritechnica, the world's largest trade fair for agricultural engineering, which takes place from November 12 to 16, 2013, Bosch presents innovative technical highlights for use in off-highway vehicles. Integrated into a new Fendt tractor series, an innovative wiper direct drive goes into production. Not needing any linkage, the drive allows a wiping angle of up to 320 degrees. Another novelty at the Bosch stand in Hall 3, stand 06, is the electric energy management. Optimizing the generation as well as the consumption of energy by means of electric consumers, it reduces the latter. Among other functions, the system permanently controls the battery charge level increasing its reliability and service life. At the same time, both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced. In this manner, the system also helps to comply with new emission limit values. A third novelty is the brushless and particularly efficient auxiliary water pump for auxiliary cooling circuits and a flow rate of 1,200 liters per hour at a pressure of 0.6 bar.

Electronically Controlled Wiper Direct Drive
The new Bosch direct drive for windshield wipers is considerably smaller than conventional wiper drives with links. Each arm is driven by a drive for its own and mounted directly onto the motor shaft. The electronic control system synchronizes both of the drive units. Sensors integrated into the wiper drive detect the actual position of wiper arms. This allows the safe operation – even with reverse-rotation systems covering large wiping areas. Thanks to the high sensitivity of the drive motor to resistances, it can, for instance, recognize the amount of rain falling onto the windshield and then adjust the wiping cycle appropriately. The extreme case is a bank of snow, which automatically reduces the wiping area and thus protects the drive against overloads.

The new direct-drive units are of identical construction for any vehicle window. Settings such as the wiping angle or the parking position are individually programmed by means of software once the assembly is finished. This simplifies logistics and storage for manufacturers of off-highway vehicles and agricultural-machinery workshops.

Intelligent Load Distribution through Electric Energy Management
Agricultural-vehicle batteries have to withstand long seasonal idle times and yet they are to provide high starting power and to have enough resources for supplementary equipment such as, for instance, an air-conditioning system. Therefore, Bosch offers a comprehensive range of maintenance-free and extremely reliable batteries for off-highway vehicles in particular. Moreover, Bosch's new electric energy management ensures an intelligent load distribution and controls the increasing number of electric consumers. The main component is the Electronic Battery Sensor (EBS), which is installed into the battery terminal bay. In an extremely precise and dynamic manner, it measures the following battery values: current, voltage and temperature. The EBS-integrated software analyzing the battery charge level determines the current and the projected battery condition. As a consequence, the charging process can be optimized preventing deep discharge. The system can be adjusted to the different requirements of different vehicles. This allows a flexible use for all kinds of vehicles.
In addition, the Body Computer Module, the central comfort control unit, controls the increasing number of both electric consumers and additional functions. Having its origin in large-scale production, it is flexible in terms of usage and can easily be adjusted to the specific requirements of the vehicle. The big advantages are the cost reduction through custom configuration, optimized cable harnesses and shorter development times.

New Auxiliary Water Pump with High Efficiency
Bosch engineers specifically developed the new coolant pump PCE-L for the assembly at auxiliary cooling circuits. This includes, for instance, indirect charge-air cooling, cooling of power electronics or the application at electric or hybrid drive trains. The pump is powered by a brushless DC motor with a very high level of efficiency. The compact design, the low weight and the service life – which has been significantly increased in comparison to previous models – of more than 12,000 hours of operation lead to reduced fuel consumption and consequently to lowered CO2 emissions. Furthermore, the new coolant pump runs extremely quiet and thus even overachieves the high requirements imposed by vehicle manufacturers and users. An internal diagnostic function records malfunctions, such as exceeding the limit temperatures or a blocked pump, and reports them to the control unit. If the fault is not removed after a while, the pump automatically runs the emergency mode with reduced performance, but maintains the cooling function at the same time.
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  • November 12, 2013
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HDI-Gerling opts for telematics solutions from Bosch Bosch expands its fleet management services

  • Active maintenance management and remote diagnostics in the event of breakdowns
  • Usage analysis for each fleet vehicle and comparisons within fleets
  • Vehicle tracking for anti-theft protection and reduced running costs
The new telematics services from Bosch provide greater transparency and a clearer overview for fleet operators. Via the interface for the On Board Diagnosis (OBD) system in the vehicle, journey and service data is read out and sent to the Bosch server for data analysis. The finalized data is then sent to the fleet operator. This process has a number of advantages for the operator, including enabling the operator to maintain active control of its vehicles in partner workshops. In order to decrease running costs, operators are provided with an analysis of fuel consumption. Thanks to the integration of GPS vehicle tracking, services such as an electronic logbook and a theft warning system are also available.

HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung is using the new telematics solutions from Bosch make fleet management more attractive to its customers. Effective maintenance planning, usage analyses and comparisons within the fleet are the basis for active fleet management and therefore serve to reduce the overall cost of the vehicle. With telematics solutions from Bosch, HDI-Gerling fleet customers can gain greater control over their vehicle fleet.

Rapid Assistance via the Bosch Communication Center
Bosch offers a wide selection of telematics solutions, which can be arranged to meet the requirements of individual fleet operators, with safety and active vehicle management as key points of focus. The vehicle systems are, for example, able to recognize when an accident occurs and document what happened. If the system detects an accident situation, the Bosch Communication Center is informed. This center is manned around the clock. Multilingual skilled associates contact the driver and alert the police and emergency services if nessessary.

As part of active vehicle management, maintenance appointments for each vehicle can be planned on an individual basis depending on the vehicle use, which means that each vehicle always has access to the entire Bosch Car Service workshop network. This network comprises more than 16,000 workshops in over 150 countries. In the event of a breakdown, the fault memory can be read to enable remote diagnostics. Moreover, the GPS function allows personnel at the fleet headquarters to pinpoint the location of a vehicle at any time, enabling them to generate usage statistics and even detect incidents such as vehicle theft. If, for example, a vehicle is moved without the ignition being switched on, the system presumes that it has been stolen and alerts the control center.

Contact:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Phone: +49 9001 942010
E-Mail: Kundenberatung.Kfz-Technik@de.bosch.com

For media enquiries relating to HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung, please contact:
Martin Schrader
Phone: +49 (0) 511-37472749
E-Mail: martin.schrader@talanx.com

About Bosch:
The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 17,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 16,000 franchises. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 600 “AutoCrew” partners.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch-automotive.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.5 billion euros. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, 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. Bosch spent some 4.8 billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 patents worldwide. 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.”

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

About HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG:
As an industrial insurer, HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG provides tailored insurance solutions for industrial and commercial customers. In addition to its high profile in the German market, HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG is also active in over 130 countries through its foreign branches, subsidiary companies, affiliated companies and network partners. In 2012, the company's more than 1900 associates generated a gross premium of over three billion euro. HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung is a Talanx Group company. With premium income of 26.7 billion euro (2012) and more than 22,000 associates Talanx is the third largest insurance group in Germany and the eighth largest in Europe. The company has its headquarters in Hannover and is active in around 150 countries. Talanx operates as a multi-brand provider with a focus on B2B insurance.

Further information can be found at: www.hdi-gerling.de

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  • November 08, 2013
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