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Bosch opens electronics components plant in China

Bosch electronics components plant in Changzhou

Bosch has opened an electronics components plant in the south-eastern Chinese city of Changzhou.

“With another production site for Bosch Automotive Electronics in China we are strengthening our successful localisation strategy and underlining Bosch’s confidence in the Chinese market,” said Klaus Meder, president of Bosch Automotive Electronics.

By 2019, Bosch will have invested over €100m in the site where it plans to employ 1300 new associates.

“With the new electronic plant we are also reacting to the growing local demand for connected products,” Meder said.

Bosch and Ultrahaptics demonstrate haptic technology at CES

Bosch and Ultrahaptics demonstrate mid-air haptic technology

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Bosch and Ultrahaptics jointly demonstrated mid-air haptic technology in a concept car.

The touchless haptic technology is said to enhance gesture control, providing a human–machine interface for Bosch’s infotainment system. It offers drivers the reassurance that their hands are in the right area for a gesture to be recognised and an immediate haptic response to an instruction.

Bosch and Safelite solve adas windscreen camera recalibration problem

Bosch and Safelite have adas recalibration tools for windscreens

US firm Safelite Autoglass is working with Bosch to bring in recalibration tools for adas cameras embedded in windshields. This will let the cameras be reset easily if the windscreen needs replacing.

Working closely with Bosch, Safelite says it is introducing recalibration tools this autumn with the goal of having them available in at least one location in each market by the end of the year. The tools have been tested and are expected to cover approximately 90 per cent of the vehicle makes by mid-2017.

Bosch to announce hybrid powertrain at Frankfurt Motor Show

In this second generation, the electric motor is integrated into the transmission. Both the electric motor and the internal-combustion engine are separable via a coupler, which means that they can provide power to the wheels independently. This enables parking in full-electric mode.

Bosch has developed a hybrid powertrain that makes economic sense even in smaller vehicles. The system will go into production with the next vehicle generation and is said to cost a fraction of today's hybrid systems.

“The boost recuperation system is the hybrid for everyone,” said Rolf Bulander, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch.

Microcontroller tackles always-on sensor applications

Block diagram of LPC54100 microcontroller from NXP

Targeting the fleet monitoring and asset tracking markets, the LPC54100 microcontroller from NXP is aimed at always-on sensor processing as it requires just 3µA for continuous sensor listening.

Bosch holds hackathon in Berlin to find Myspin apps

Bosch wants more apps for Myspin

Bosch is holding a hackathon to find driver assistance apps for the Myspin smartphone integration software that drivers can use safely and conveniently on vehicle displays. About 30 independent software developers and designers are due to take part this weekend (18-19 October 2014) in Berlin.

Bosch leads way in mems sensors

IHS

Bosch was the leading supplier in the world last year of automotive micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) sensors, a market in which shipments continue to expand strongly but where revenue was being squeezed by marked price erosion, according to a report from IHS Technology.

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