Facts about connected mobility

Katharina Hogh-Binder

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  • ... by 2025, roughly half of all cars will have infotainment systems that allow smartphone integration?
  • ... Bosch manufactures some 4 million MEMS sensors each day which make connected applications possible in vehicles?

Connected functions mean more safety on the road

  • ... Bosch’s cloud-based wrong-way driver alert is issued within ten seconds, thus making it considerably faster than radio-based warnings?
  • ... by 2025, 11,000 lives could be saved by connected functions in cars such as a wrong-way driver alert?
  • ... up to 4.3 billion euros can be saved in collision damage thanks to connected assistance systems including smartphone integration?
  • ... Bosch operates service centers in 30 countries and 16 languages? Their areas of responsibility include handling eCalls and collecting data for the breakdown service. In 2015, Bosch handled more than 120 million customer calls for over 1,000 companies.
  • ... according to the EU Commission, the eCall automatic emergency notification system could save 2,500 lives in Europe each year?

Vehicle connectivity goes beyond cars at Bosch

  • ... by 2025, 70 percent of all newly-registered motorcycles worldwide will be connected?
  • ... the communications box for motorcycle connectivity exchanges information with the cloud or other vehicles up to ten times per second?
  • ... the software functionality of trucks will increase over six times by 2025, and it will have 20 times the computing capacity it does today?

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

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 upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two 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.

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