|Presentions Focus on Clean Diesel Benefits
and Safety Innovations
| - Bosch to provide insight at three SAE sessions |
- Bosch advancing clean diesel vehicles’ fuel efficiency and power
- Bosch safety technologies help prevent, mitigate accidents
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Bosch is committed to advancing the automotive industry through innovative technologies that lead to injury- and collision-free driving and significantly improve fuel efficiency and performance while lowering exhaust emissions. The leading global supplier of technology and services is dedicated to providing sustainable and innovative technology. Bosch will present its insights on clean diesel and safety solutions during three sessions at the SAE 2014 Government/Industry Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23.
“The SAE Government/Industry Meeting draws together a unique group of constituencies, including automakers, regulators and other government officials in Washington, D.C.,” said Mike Mansuetti, president, Robert Bosch LLC. “Presenting our advanced innovations and exchanging insights with these constituencies will provide opportunities for continued and significant growth within the automotive industry, with the end goal of better, safer and cleaner driving experiences.”
Clean Diesel Technologies Provide Better Fuel Economy
Diesel engines offer up to 25 percent lower CO2 emissions and 50 percent more torque than a traditional port-fuel injected gasoline engine, while maintaining a 30 percent fuel consumption advantage. This lower fuel consumption is equivalent to more than 40 percent more mileage, making diesel a good option for long-distance driving.
Alexander Freitag, director of diesel systems engineering for Robert Bosch LLC, will highlight diesel powertrain diversification for today and the future at “Light-Duty Gasoline and Diesel Technologies” on Jan. 23 at 9:20 a.m. in Room 146 B. He will discuss market trends, regulation and optimization of the diesel system.
Proven Safety Technology
It is estimated that more than 90 percent of automobile crashes occur because of driver error. Bosch is committed to creating innovative technology that can reduce the number of accidents and improve driver and passenger safety.
Frank Sgambati, director of marketing and product innovation for Chassis Systems Control at Robert Bosch LLC, will present at two sessions on Jan. 23: “Crash Data Collection & Analysis” and “Consumer Information Focused on Vehicle Safety.” His remarks at the first session will cover estimation of crash avoidance and mitigation benefits through in-depth crash data. He will speak at 9:20 a.m. in Room 147 AB. At the second session, Sgambati will discuss a proposal for updating the NCAP 5-Star rating system to improve consumer education based on real-world safety benefits. His remarks begin at 11:35 a.m. in Room 147 AB.
About the SAE Government/Industry Meeting
The SAE 2014 Government /Industry Meeting is an opportunity to connect with leading technical authorities to discuss regulation, legislation and technical issues. Co-located with the Washington Auto Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, it will take place from Jan. 22 to Jan. 24.
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket solutions, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs nearly 24,600 associates in more than 100 locations, with consolidated sales of $10.6 billion in fiscal year 2012. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of $67.5 billion. 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 $6.1 billion 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.” Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.
SAE Gov. and Industry - January 2014