|New guidance enables continued development and testing of life-saving automated and safety technologies|
|- U.S. DOT continues to recognize the key role of suppliers in developing automated systems and advanced technology|
- Industry stakeholders including Bosch offered collaborative feedback throughout process
- Bosch Mobility Solutions portfolio includes automated driving components and full systems
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, applauds the release of the updated Federal Automated Vehicles Policy by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The policy, which was announced today in an event at the MCity facility at the University of Michigan, provides further clarity on the development and rollout of automated and safety technologies.
“Bosch is grateful for the leadership of the U.S. Department of Transportation, including Secretary Elaine Chao as well as the team at NHTSA, to provide this critical guidance as the development of automated vehicles continues to progress,” said Mike Mansuetti, president, Robert Bosch LLC. “Bosch has a rich history developing automated and safety technologies as part of our brand promise to bring technologies to market that provide benefit to mankind. The updated guidance from the DOT and NHTSA helps more of these life-saving technologies to hit the road in the future.”
Throughout the policy update process, the DOT and NHTSA sought feedback from the industry. Bosch works with customers on solutions ranging from components to full systems that support automated driving. As a leading supplier with a broad portfolio of automated driving technology, the company was an active participant in the workshops and public meetings hosted by NHTSA as the agency encouraged a variety of opinions to create a national dialogue to help inform how this technology will transform mobility in the United States.
“Bosch was able to directly express our points of view and to bring new ideas for consideration throughout the diligent process undertaken by DOT and NHTSA,” Mansuetti said. “Bosch appreciates the Department’s continued recognition of the role suppliers such as Bosch play in developing automated driving systems and advanced technology.”
Bosch further commends Secretary Chao for her leadership in highlighting the importance of consumer education and awareness concerning advanced vehicle technology. The Bosch Automated Mobility Academy, launched in 2017, seeks to help enhance consumer understanding and to make this information easily accessible to members of the public. To see more about how Bosch is teaching the vehicle to drive and the building blocks for automated driving, visit the Bosch Automated Mobility Academy: http://www.bosch-mobility-solutions.us/us/highlights/automated-mobility/amc/.
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 32,800 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2016. In 2016 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. The company employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016) and generated sales of 73.1 billion euros ($80.9 billion) in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. 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 create solutions for a connected life, and to improve 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 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 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. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.
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DOT Release 2017 - September 2017