Set to attend CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Bosch will unveil its driverless electric concept shuttle. Houses integrated services, embedded technologies will reduce stress, promote safety and efficiency and completely transform the automotive sector.
Providing digitally-enabled solutions to some of today’s challenges, from urbanisation and population growth to climate change, Bosch’s driverless electric concept shuttle with integrated services promote a new age in connected manufacturing, where the company will seek to provide essential hardware, software and digital tools to support customers, book, pay and share journeys with other passengers.
Set to partner with Daimler, the business is set to accelerate its automated ride sharing service in San José, where both parties will offer an app-based service with automated Mercedes-Benz S class vehicles to selected customers. Delivering an integrated charging and navigation solution, inspired by the Audi A3 e-tron, further highlights the company’s investment into e-mobility.
Convenience Charging will house data from a range of sources, enabling a bespoke experience, where charging spots will be sourced dependent on the routes taken. “In the future, drivers of electric cars will be able to order food for delivery directly to their pre-booked charge spot, so they can make the best use of the charging time,” the company has added.
Being able to think ahead through advanced data analytics, the technology will also aim to reduce collisions, congestion times and enhance safety, even going so far as to ascertain the condition of the roads through its predictive-road condition services.
To further increase security and safety levels, Bosch has developed a cloud-based solution to warn drivers if they are driving on the wrong side of the road, as well as create an integrated solution to support drivers in utilising smartphone apps whilst on the road. Additionally, those who are mostly concerned of faltering security levels, the company has implemented an automatic Emergency Call System, delivering further advantages.
Such is the company’s commitment to innovation, it is set to win receive six CES Innovation Awards across 28 categories. Ranging from its universal connectivity unit for all Wi-Fi-based and cellular network-based transmission technologies utilised in vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, to a new camera system for Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks, its Perfectly Keyless access system is also a feat of innovation, it remains at the forefront of delivering exceptional manufacturing capabilities across its diverse portfolio.