From science fiction to reality: Bosch’s “smart car” programme
Those who have a car, almost certainly use something that was manufactured by Bosch. The German company has been present in Hungary for 117 years now and has always been at the cutting edge of innovation and scientific research. Launched in 2013, the company’s development programme was implemented in cooperation with the Institute for Computer Science and Control of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and the University of Miskolc, in search of solutions to the changing needs of the automotive industry. The project was supported with HUF 2 billion (nearly EUR 6.5 million) by the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund in the framework of the ERNYO_13-1-2013 programme. At the closing event of the three-year development process visitors could hold in their hands the next-generation electronic battery sensor, which ensures lower battery consumption and longer lifecycle, as well as the voltage controller which will be built in hybrid electric cars. These devices are already manufactured in Bosch’s manufacturing unit in Hatvan, Hungary. Visitors could also watch a short video about how the displayed, smart sensor based camera and radar systems assist driving and parking.
Publication date: 26 July 2016