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Mid-America Trucking Show: Bosch demonstrates the intelligent truck of the future

Commercial vehicle innovations and fleet solutions improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and increase operating efficiency
- Bosch commercial vehicle systems at MATS include diesel and hybrid powertrain solutions, infotainment and connected technologies, software innovations, repair solutions and driver assistance systems

- Through data, connectivity and varied powertrain options, Bosch commercial vehicle systems deliver savings to commercial fleets

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trucks and commercial vehicles have become an innovation spearhead with Bosch solutions. The mobility megatrends also apply for the commercial transport sector: Future trucks will be more electrified and efficient, connected and more automated. This is made possible by innovative features like real time communication devices, modern sensors and sophisticated powertrain system. Robert Bosch LLC, a leading global supplier of mobility technology and services, will feature its diverse portfolio of innovative truck and fleet solutions at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), March 31-April 2, in Louisville. Bosch commercial vehicle systems on display at the Kentucky Exposition Center will include diesel systems products and hybrid powertrain solutions, infotainment and connected technologies, software innovations, repair solutions and driver assistance systems.

Collectively, the company’s commercial vehicle systems combine software, hardware and forward-thinking to energize powertrains, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, empower connectivity and enhance safety and comfort. Bosch is a full system supplier that delivers solutions for its customers and sees its business model as a one-stop-shop. These qualities help truck fleets successfully address challenges for today and tomorrow, resulting in improved fuel economy, reduced emissions, less downtime and increased comfort and convenience on the road.

“The needs of commercial vehicle fleets are changing. Trucks are not only expected to carry large payloads and produce large amounts of power, they also need to be greener, smarter and more efficient,” said Mike Mansuetti, president, Robert Bosch LLC. “While posing new challenges, this trend offers many opportunities for automotive evolution and improvement, something that’s in our DNA at Bosch. Our commercial vehicle technologies will continue to meet the ever-evolving needs of customers.”

Powertrain systems get cleaner, more efficient
Engineered to save fuel and money while extending the lives of fleets, Bosch’s commercial powertrain solutions include complete diesel and hybrid powertrain systems, integrated vacuum, variable displacement oil pumps and heavy-duty starters and alternators. These high-efficiency starters and alternators play a pivotal role in ensuring a reliable, fully-charged start every time with Intelligent Battery Sense Technology and the use of temperature- and vibration-resistant materials. Additionally, the company’s electric motors and control systems help reduce fuel consumption by up to 6 percent, resulting in a full return on investment within three years.

Connectivity and infotainment provide valuable fleet data
Bosch’s commercial fleet infotainment and connectivity systems can track all facets of a fleet’s operation, from route planning to location tracking and more, translating to efficiently operated fleets.

The user-friendly infotainment and truck navigation systems help improve driver focus by simplifying the course tracking process. This convenience allows the driver to focus solely on the road. Simultaneously, powerful connectivity systems combine relevant vehicle, route and driver data to improve efficiency and enable intelligent fleet management solutions. Specifically, Bosch’s Connectivity Control Unit tracks and analyzes data to help anticipate maintenance and downtime while the Trailer Connectivity Unit protects cargo by collecting reliable data for independent control and monitoring a trailer’s status.

Driver assistance and automated driving helps avoid accidents
Bosch’s driver assistance systems actively support the driver to enhance driving comfort and improve safety. Bosch has an expansive catalogue in this space, including sensor, radar and video technologies. At MATS, Bosch’s state-of-the-art Servotwin steering system will be featured. This dual-circuit steering system enables automatic steering for functions such as lane-keeping assistance and cross-wind compensation.

Real-time communication and connectivity keep fleets moving
By continuously collecting vehicle operating data and reporting it to users, Bosch’s Connected Vehicle Fleet Management allows for data-driven maintenance and service decisions, helping increase uptime and profit. This instant access to vital data, provided by Bosch Software Innovations, helps protect against systematic inefficiencies and reduce operating costs for fleets.

Telematics solutions for diagnostics and maintenance foster better fleet management
The Bosch ESI[truck] tool, utilizing Connected Cloud Services, allows service technicians to troubleshoot information and perform diagnostics tests directly at the vehicle. The tool features an intuitive user interface that can service most makes and models of Class 4-8 vehicles with bidirectional controls and is Bluetooth wireless compatible. This level of connectivity gives service technicians the ability to work faster, reduce repair time and get fleet vehicles back on the road quickly.

Bosch will be showcasing these technologies and more in booth 36340.

About Bosch:
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 28,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of April 1, 2015. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 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. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of more than $77 billion (70 billion euros) in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 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. In 2015, Bosch applied for some 5,400 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. 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.”

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com and twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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Bosch Features Intelligent Truck Solutions at MATS - March 2016


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