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Mobility solutions for India

Published March, 2016

Bosch offers solutions for BS5 and BS6 emissions standards.

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Bosch's modular common-rail systems for one- to six-cylinder engines are capable of delivering 1,450 bar to 2,000 bar. The higher the injection pressure, the better fuel is vapourised and the cleaner combustion will be. This is a key criterion for reducing both emissions and fuel consumption. The system's solenoid injectors allow the injection process to be broken down into several pre-, main and post-injections. This enables the best possible fit between the engine and the injection system, and makes it possible for vehicles to meet the BS5 and BS6 emission standards. Additionally, Bosch offers its 'Denoxtronic' exhaust-gas treatment system for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The system can reduce nitrogen-oxide emissions by up to 95 per cent. By using the Denoxtronic system in commercial vehicles, fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 5 per cent.

Fuel saving

Bosch's gasoline direct injection ensures drivers benefit from higher torque at low speeds, thereby enhancing the pleasure of driving. In this system, fuel is injected straight into the combustion chamber at high pressure. This is an effective means of reducing fuel consumption and emissions on the one hand and greatly boosting driving dynamics on the other. Combined with innovative downsizing concepts and turbocharging, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions can be reduced by 15 per cent.

A hybrid for everyone

The Bosch 48-volt boost recuperation system (BRS) is a perfect complement for downsized engines. A high-performance generator acts as a motor, supporting the engine at low speeds or during acceleration. Additionally, it uses regenerative braking to recover energy. The innovation can reduce fuel consumption by up to 15 per cent. In combination with a coasting function that stops the engine when the vehicle is not accelerating, additional reductions of a further 10 per cent are possible in real driving conditions.

Finding traction in India

Shorter replacement cycles of 4-5 years and increase of repeat customers will fuel demand for new vehicles in India. This will give OEMs the opportunity to equip vehicles with the latest technology, especially relating to automated driving. On the road to automated driving, Bosch sees a gradually increasing market acceptance of assistance systems which increase vehicle safety.

Generation 9 of ESP

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ESP 9 is the latest global platform of Bosch active safety systems. The ESP electronic stability programme enhances safety by mitigating the risk of skidding, even on partially flooded streets. Generation 9 is a scalable platform which offers an ideal brake control system for all segments of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Another big advantage of ESP is that it opens up the possibility of several driver assist functions with high utility value for end consumers. Due to its high durability, flow rate, and pressure control accuracy during system actuation, it is possible to extend the ESP system to include a large number of value-added functions. Functions such as hill hold control, hill descent control, and roll-over mitigation allow for a safe and agile driving experience. When combined with new-generation sensors such as ultrasonic sensors, long- and mid-range radar sensors, and a stereo video camera, ESP enables the implementation of an array of driver assistance functions that make driving even more relaxed and safe.

Car park thyself

Parking and changing lanes are two of the biggest challenges in urban mobility, and India is no exception. Bosch's scalable ultrasonic-based parking and driver assist systems give OEMs the freedom to offer customised solutions: From basic functionalities such as park assist to more complex functionalities such as park steering control and the side view assist for safer lane changes.

Electric power steering

Saving fuel and driving automated are important trends shaping the future of the global automotive industry. For both, electric power steering is a key enabler. Electric power steering saves fuel by up to 0.8 ltr per 100 km, depending on the driving cycle. Moreover, electric steering makes enhanced driver assistance systems possible, such as lane-keeping or parking assistance. Such considerations are making electric steering standard equipment in today's cars.

Bosch's power density line generator can achieve an efficiency of around 76-80 per cent through the use of high-efficiency diodes and active rectification. The generator's high efficiency and 10 per cent lower weight compared to rival models will help automakers achieve further reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

MYSPIN for IOS and Android

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Currently, infotainment systems in India are mostly retrofit, with touch and display screens gaining popularity in the market. As smartphone integration picks up, personal vehicles are becoming an active part of the internet. For example, Bosch's mySPIN is a highly appealing smartphone integration solution that creates a perfect device-vehicle link to ensure safe and reliable in-car use. It allows users to continue using their preferred apps on their iOS or Android smartphones in the usual way, without having to compromise on safety. Bosch's platform also facilitates continuous access to online music services, social networks, and a wide range of smartphone apps.

Two-wheeler technology

Bosch's ABS 10 was designed for use in small motorcycles in emerging markets with up to 250 cc displacement - a segment that is both price-sensitive and popular in emerging markets such as India. As well as optimising size and weight, Bosch has focused on reducing cost.

Bosch's MSC motorcycle stability control is a type of ESP for motorcycles. By monitoring two-wheeler parameters such as lean angle, MSC can instantaneously adjust its electronic braking and acceleration interventions to suit the current riding status. This way, Bosch's system can prevent the bike from low-siding or righting itself when braking in bends, which is where the majority of motorcycle accidents occur.

A new era for Indian two-wheeler mobility

Compared with the mechanically controlled carburetor, and depending on the situation, Bosch's two-wheeler electronic engine management system (EMS) can reduce fuel consumption by up to 16 per cent. Apart from significantly reducing emission and conserving valuable resources, the control unit of the system analyses all the data from the powertrain, from ignition to the amount of fuel, to optimise performance.

Article courtesy: Bosch