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Innovating ahead of the curve

The digitized engine brings greater efficiency, greater power and a better drive
- Today’s vehicles feature more computing power than was used to land on the moon

- Bosch was a key innovator for many of the groundbreaking technologies in today’s engines that improve fuel efficiency, enhance power and reduce emissions

- Interactive timeline at electrifieddrive.bosch-mobility-solutions.us/ showcases how Bosch has invented ahead of the curve

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – There was a time when the only electronics in a car were in the radio. Today’s automobile has become a digital device, even in the engine.

In the second half of the 20th Century, trends such as the increasing number of vehicles on the road, pollution concerns in the 1960’s and the OPEC oil crisis in the 1970’s, required automakers to deliver changes and improvements in fuel economy, emissions and engine power. As the world’s largest automotive supplier, Bosch innovated and invented advancements ahead of the curve such as gasoline direct injection beginning in the 1950s, the Electromobile in the 1960s, electric drives in the 1970s and was the digital brains behind two of the first parallel full hybrids, to name just a few.

Many of the groundbreaking technologies found in today’s digitized engines were developed based on innovations from Bosch, including direct injection, electronics, EV batteries, sensors, computers and more. Together, these advancements help improve fuel efficiency and safety, enhance power and reduce emissions for vehicles globally.

To showcase these advancements, Bosch has created an interactive electrified journey which illustrates how far the digitized engine has come and where it is going, including the integral role that Bosch played throughout the history of the electrification of modern automobiles.

“Over the course of time, automobiles have progressed to highly electrified, digitized and intelligent systems, and Bosch has been there every step of the way,” said Sujit Jain, regional president of Gasoline Systems, Robert Bosch LLC. “We have a proud tradition of creating solutions that are Invented for Life, especially in the area of automotive powertrain.”

For more information about how Bosch has and continues to electrify and digitize powertrains, visit http://electrifieddrive.bosch-mobility-solutions.us/.

About Bosch
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 31,000 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2015. In 2015, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $14 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). The company generated sales of $78.3 billion (70.6 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. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at roughly 118 locations across the globe. 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 Electrified Drive Website - December 2016


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