Bosch Vehicle Motion Management transforms driving experience

Launched in early 2024, this division unifies expertise from braking, steering, vehicle motion software, occupant protection systems, and vehicle dynamics sensors.

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Bosch Vehicle Motion Management transforms driving experience

Bosch's Vehicle Motion division is transforming mobility with integrated chassis solutions that enhance safety, dynamics, comfort, and driving enjoyment.

Launched in early 2024, this division unifies expertise from braking, steering, vehicle motion software, occupant protection systems, and vehicle dynamics sensors. The division's offerings include hardware-agnostic software, act-by-wire solutions, and an extended braking portfolio featuring a brake-by-wire actuator.

Key innovations from Bosch Vehicle Motion

Vehicle Motion Management:

  • A cross-domain software solution controlling vehicle motion in six degrees of freedom.
  • Coordinates braking, steering, powertrain, and suspension.
  • Optimises vehicle dynamics, handling, and efficiency.
  • Simplifies vehicle architecture and integrates systems via central vehicle computers.

eBrake to Zero:

  • Ensures smooth, jolt-free braking, enhancing comfort in stop-and-go traffic.
  • Uses optimal control of the electric motor and braking system.
  • Prevents motion sickness and reduces braking noise.

Data-Based Services:

  • Includes a "road perception" service using sensor data to warn drivers of hazards like aquaplaning, ice, and potholes.
  • Merges vehicle data with weather service information for enhanced safety and comfort.
  • Adjusts vehicle dynamics and driving strategies automatically.

Act-by-Wire Technologies:

  • Replaces mechanical connections with electrical signal lines for steering and braking systems.
  • Enhances vehicle safety, comfort, and interior design flexibility.
  • Reduces installation space and improves noise and vibration behavior.

Brake-by-Wire System:

  • Comprises a brake-by-wire actuator and an ESP system.
  • Transmits braking requests via signal lines, eliminating mechanical connections.
  • Allows for innovative interior designs and dynamic braking performance.

By-Wire Brake Actuator and Pedal:

  • Light, flexible actuator for precise hydraulic pressure control.
  • The brake pedal transmits braking requests electronically, enhancing safety and personalisation.

Steer-by-Wire System:

  • Eliminates mechanical linkage between the steering column and gear.
  • Uses actuators for steering feel and wheel positioning.
  • Customisable feedback and adaptable for automated vehicle designs.

These advancements by Bosch Vehicle Motion Management offer innovative, cross-domain functions and simplified vehicle architectures, promising a safer, more dynamic, and comfortable driving experience. The division continues to push the boundaries of mobility solutions, setting new standards in the automotive industry.

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