The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility.
Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. 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 facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help.
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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 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. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.
The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.
Dr. -Ing. Matthias Klauda
Senior Vice President
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In her inaugural speech as Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen announced the Green Deal for Europe. An essential requirement of the Green Deal is to reduce the CO2 emissions of the European Community by 2030 to a much greater extent than the current reduction target of -40% compared to 1990.
The transport sector is responsible for approximately 25% of the total CO2 emissions of the European Community and, contrary to the trend in total emissions over the last 30 years, it has not shown any reductions. The central instrument for CO2 reduction is the specification of CO2 fleet limits for new cars, which, for example, require a reduction of 37.5% for passenger cars by 2030 compared to 2020/2021. In order to achieve these targets, ambitious electrification in the coming years is already mandatory.
This conference discusses possible solution elements which, beyond meeting the fleet limits, will allow current climate targets to be achieved and, eventually, to achieve even more ambitious targets; and will show how identifying and tracking batteries can help capture and quantify greenhouse gas emissions so they can be measured and offset.
This conference was moderated by Philipp Ellett, Manager Climate Protection Policy at Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), with the following presentations:
- How to Leave Behind Fossil Fuels focuses on future hydrogen technologies and synthetic liquid as well as gaseous derivates – so called drop-in E-Fuels for effective defossilization of vehicle stock as a complementary measure to ambitious electrification of suitable mobility sectors and use-cases. Presented by Björn Noack, Director, Systems Engineering Powertrain Functions Commercial Vehicle, Robert Bosch GmbH
- EU Taxonomy Regulation, your energy impact, and using technology for increased efficiency and accuracy of sustainability claims explains how Everledger is working with experts and peers to enable supply chain reporting of direct energy use, but also sharing the necessary information to report on the greenhouse gas emissions related to the product (i.e. incorporating data across the supply chain and lifespan of the product). The presentation includes early findings and opportunities on how you can support this collaborative effort to efficiently and accurately enable this reporting and progress for all supply chain actors.Presented by Carrie George, Vice President, Head of Sustainability Solutions, Everledger
Originally broadcast: 9 September 2020 at 15.00 BST
FISITA Online Conference 2020
Paper + Video + Slides
Mr. Tobias Loss, Robert Bosch GmbH, GERMANY
Dr.-Ing. Simon Peter, Robert Bosch GmbH, GERMANY
Dipl.-Ing. Armin Verhagen, Robert Bosch GmbH, GERMANY
apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Görges, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), GERMANY
Current electric vehicles (EVs) already perform most braking maneuvers by recuperation using the electric powertrain. In order to generate additional benefits regarding cost, weight, brake dust emission and design freedom, there might be the option to omit the brake system and solely brake by recuperation. The potential elimination or downsizing of the friction brakes results in multiple questions concerning deceleration capabilities, availability of brake torques as well as driving dynamics. Especially for EVs with the electric motor located centrally at the axle, wheel individual braking interventions may not be possible without additional measures.
This study investigates the brake torque requirements for the rear axle of an electrically driven urban vehicle with rear axle drivetrain. The focus of the analysis is targeted on wheel individual brake torque generation as such differential brake torques may be relevant for state of the art (SoA) driving safety and electronic stability control (ESC) interventions.
In order to examine the wheel individual brake torque requirements a Simulink based software in the loop (SiL) simulation environment for vehicle dynamics is utilized. It simulates the dynamic behavior of vehicles with focus on the brake system. The main feature is the integration of software in the loop control algorithms of an ESC system with powertrain, vehicle behavior and electronics also being included. To maintain expert knowledge and application effort, a simulation model and ESC software of a SoA series production urban EV is used.
This model is applied to a vehicle test catalogue for ESC software release covering maneuvers that allow testing of different driving stability functions. Based on the simulation results and supported by real world measurement data, the most critical driving maneuvers concerning the amount of differential brake torque, its direction and dynamics are identified. The test catalogue includes driving scenarios such as acceleration on inhomogeneous surfaces. In case of a vehicle equipped with a conventional open differential the maximum drive torque of the entire axle is limited by the lower friction wheel. Wheel individual brake applications can increase this drive torque. Such intervention may not be possible in vehicles without a conventional brake system topology. As a result, acceleration on such surface is restricted. Further maneuvers examined are dynamic cornering situations that may require wheel individual brake torque to ensure driving stability and safety. An in-depth analysis of the SoA vehicle behavior and its control strategy is necessary to understand potentials and limitations of EVs with non-conventional brake topologies.