Welcome to the Bosch
Automated Mobility Academy

Experience how Bosch is teaching vehicles
to master fully automated driving, enabling
more intelligent cars

Automated mobility can improve the quality of life for road users around the world

Thousands of people are killed or injured everyday, and more than 90% of all accidents1 are caused by human error.

Beyond making the future significantly safer, automated mobility can also improve the quality of life of road users around the world. This technology will revolutionize the lives of individual road users and entire societies, and addressing the questions and concerns of consumers is paramount to the successful implementation of an automated future.

Learn how Bosch is paving the way to make automated mobility a reality by teaching vehicles to drive. At the Automated Mobility Academy, we'll take you — step-by-step and lesson-by-lesson — through the phases of automation.

Each course builds on previous lessons and applications, delving into the various advanced technologies and functions that will make the Fully Automated future possible.

1 According to a NHTSA study

Explore the phases of automation through a step-by-step progression

Course 1: Driver Assistance Systems

With Driver Assistance Systems, drivers are given the support they need to reach their destinations safely and without stress.

Course 2: Partially Automated Driving

With Partially Automated Driving, the driver supervises while the car takes over driving in certain situations.

Course 3: Conditional and Highly Automated Driving

With Highly and Conditional Automated Driving, the car can temporarily take over full driving responsibility.

Course 4: Fully Automated Driving

In this course, the car will learn how to fully utilize its technology and knowledge (software) to handle any and all driving situations.

Tried and true technologies: The pre-requisites for automated driving

Many of the systems and functions that enable automated mobility have actually been around for decades. These tried and true technologies are the pre-requisites. They form the foundational building blocks for our automated future, and include systems such as ABS, electronic stability control, electronic power steering, and electronic vehicle architecture systems, to name a few.

Antilock Braking System (ABS)

ABS prevents the wheels from locking during braking and ensures that the vehicle remains steerable as it is brought to a quick and safe stop. Wheel-speed sensors detect the speed of rotation of the wheels and pass the electrical signals to a control unit. With the help of these signals, the degree of slip between the wheels and the road surface is calculated. If one or more wheels tend to lock, ABS intervenes at lightning speed and ensures that the brake pressure is kept constant or is reduced. ABS was one of the earliest examples of a vehicle safety system that automatically intervenes when a dangerous scenario is detected.

Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)

While ABS prevents the wheels from locking during braking, and traction control (TCS) prevents the wheels from spinning when accelerating, ESP® — often known as ESC (electronic stability control) — improves the lateral dynamics, thus ensuring stable driving in all directions. ABS and TCS are part of the overall ESP® system. ESP® was the earliest example of combined electronic steering and braking control and will continue to play a critical role on the path toward fully automated driving.

Electric Power Steering (EPS)

More than 50 million passenger cars on the road today are equipped with electric power steering. The basic function of a power steering system is to augment the effort of the driver to help rotate the steering wheel during turning maneuvers. The evolution from older hydraulic power steering systems to modern EPS systems includes the addition of electronic componentry. It's this digitization that allows the vehicle steering system to communicate with other vehicle systems, including on-board computers and vehicle control systems, thereby laying the foundations for automated steering.

Vehicle Architecture

The vehicle is a complex network of components and systems that must be safely and effectively networked together, as well as outside systems. A vehicle's on-board electrical system links all electric and electronic components in the vehicle and handles the distribution of energy and information. A steep rise in the number of functions and electrical consumers across all vehicle classes is placing increasing demands on in-vehicle communication systems and flexible electronic architectures. Powerful communication systems such as Body Computer Modules and fast communication protocols like CAN FD are essential for the smooth interaction of all in-vehicle electrical components and offer the best guarantee for the efficient and reliable operation of the overall system.

Course materials

Self-driving, fully automated vehicles must be equipped with local sensing and connectivity capabilities that may include the following technologies:

Connectivity capabilities:

  • Dynamic map data
  • Telematics communication
  • V2X (radio) communication
  • Human machine interface (HMI)
  • Central gateway and control modules

Sensors:

  • Radar
  • Ultrasonics
  • Video cameras
  • Lidar
  • MEMS

About Bosch Automated Mobility Academy
A trusted partner for automated mobility
Bosch has been teaching cars to drive safely, more efficiently, dependably and powerfully for over 130 years.

Bosch is uniquely qualified to teach a car, step-by-step, how to drive automatically. Through the application of advanced technologies including hardware, software and sensors, Bosch Mobility Solutions delivers a high level of innovation and engineering excellence in automated driving, connected mobility and powertrain electrification.

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