Reorganization in the Bosch group: More technology in the car, but less complex

Mechanics was yesterday. Today, more and more automotive functions are controlled by Software, the electronics is more complex. Up to 110 control devices were i

Reorganization in the Bosch group: More technology in the car, but less complex

Mechanics was yesterday. Today, more and more automotive functions are controlled by Software, the electronics is more complex. Up to 110 control devices were installed in a luxury car, the year of construction in 2018 already, according to consulting firm Roland Berger. Today, it is likely to be significantly more.

Susanne Preuß

business correspondent in Stuttgart, Germany.

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A counter-movement of the largest car wants to automotive suppliers, Bosch is set in motion: With Software and electronics solutions that cover multiple areas of responsibility, to reduce the complexity. This new vehicle could function faster on the road, shall notify Bosch. The group intends to further expand the already leading Position in the market for software-intensive electronic systems, the volume of which is estimated to currently EUR 20 billion, with annual growth rates of 15 percent. to be able to

in order To achieve that, before now, a reorganization in the group. At the turn of the year, Bosch is based on the business area of Cross-Domain Computing Solutions, in the previously separate units with a total of 17,000 employees, under the leadership of the Bosch-Manager Harald Kröger to be integrated. It is the base software of the vehicle computer and control devices, as well as the Software for the vehicle functions from a distance control the Parking distance control and music streaming.

a precursor to automated Driving

The growing Trend of such assistance systems, which can be regarded as a precursor to automated Driving, the driver is for the business. Because more and more Software is needed. Where a car was ten years ago, with tens of millions of lines of Software Code, the need for an automated driving vehicle between 300 and 500 million lines of Code. So it is calculated in the case of Bosch.

at the same time, the number of systems is becoming more and more confusing, and their Interaction becoming more and more difficult. Alone in the Cockpit of many of the cars at least a dozen tax can now be found in devices, not only for the classical functions, but also for the voice control or the Infotainment. To provide "Software from a single source, is our response to the immense challenge to digitize cars always stronger," Bosch managing Director Harald Kröger cited in a communication from the company.

the increased cooperation of The different specialists in the new business area aims to offer only Bosch self-synergy, but at the same time the customers in the car industry to help reduce the escalating complexity of their systems and make them more secure. Technical Basis for performance computer, which uses Bosch are high, in order to consolidate the various functions and thereby replace the tasks of individual control devices.

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 00:19

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