Explore the Bosch technologies at the epicenter of our changing relationship with the vehicle and learn about the ways worlds are converging to drive the future of mobility.
May 22, 2018 | Flat Rock, MI
showcase the technologies that are enhancing the overall mobility experience and improving safety
showcase the automated, connected and electrified innovations for today and tomorrow
dive deeper into specific topics such as the future of commercial vehicles, powertrain breakthroughs and more
The UTV market is realizing the significant benefits of electrification, and the Nikola NZTTM’s staggering performance and capabilities showcase what’s possible. The NZTTM’s 500 horsepower coming from the state-of-the-art battery and 4-wheel independent motorsallows 0-60 acceleration to occur in less than 3.5 seconds. The electric motor at each wheel gives drivers a unique 4x4 experience with full torque nearly the entire time without needing to hit a specific RPM to reach optimal torque – a feature largely unattainable in a gas version.
The Nikola NZTTM brings together safety, efficiency and performance.
Bosch vehicle-to-anything (V2X) technologies sense what is beyond the line of sight by facilitating communication between vehicles and the world around them. At the heart of these solutions is the Bosch connectivity control unit. The result is more time for drivers to react to potentially dangerous situations in scenarios such as left turns and pedestrians in intersections to keep drivers and pedestrians safe. The technology also will provide autonomous vehicles with decision-making information.
Connectivity solutions from Bosch also help keep drivers safe inside the vehicle by helping drivers seamlessly and safely connect while reducing time when eyes are off the road. The next generation cockpit designed by Bosch is a system that runs multiple displays and electronics from one electronic control unit. The system implements smart, multimodal human machine interface (HMI) including voice print smart voice recognition, driver identification and a haptic control panel to make the vehicle increasingly driver-centric. It also includes Motion Intelligence HALO Software which limits use of the screen of any smart device that enters the driver’s area, preventing dangerous activity like texting, posting to social media, or emailing while driving.
In many urban areas, cyclists and vehicles travel the same roadway. An already crowded space becomes much more difficult to navigate, as cyclists are usually moving at a fairly brisk pace. Their behavior is often unpredictable, and their silhouettes can be difficult to make out through the dense urban traffic. This introduces a challenging dynamic; however, sensors ease the situation.
Sensors are able to detect cyclists alongside and ahead of the vehicle, monitoring speed, distance, and direction of travel to calculate the risk of an accident. In the case of an imminent collision, the automatic emergency braking system brings the vehicle to a stop in order to avoid — or at least reduce the severity of — an accident.
Fatigue and distraction are the most common causes of unintentional straying from the marked lane. The lane keeping support system actively helps commercial vehicle drivers keep their vehicle within the lane, while providing the driver the ability to override the system at any time.
Using a video camera, the system activates at speeds of approximately 40 mph to detect lane markings in front of the vehicle. The function monitors vehicle position and intervenes if it detects that a defined minimum distance from the lane marking is not maintained. In vehicles with electric power steering, lane keep assist can gently, but noticeably, counter-steer to keep the vehicle in the lane. In vehicles without electric power steering, counter-steering can be achieved by applying braking power to individual wheels.