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Bosch Technology Plays Key Role in Enhancing Vehicle Engine Performance
|By Business Wire
|May 5, 2014 12:19 PM EDT
Bosch has built its reputation in the automotive industry on
consistently advancing technology for enhanced efficiency and
environmental performance in a variety of engine and fuel configurations.
This year's Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach,
Calif., the industry's largest gathering of the rapidly evolving clean
transportation industry, will feature Bosch engineers presenting the
latest technical trends and developments on clean diesel and natural gas
technology. There also will be a Bosch display in the
150,000-square-foot Expo Hall, and two vehicles in the ride-and-drive
In the co-located NGV Global conference's session titled "NGVs – Keeping
Pace with Fuel Efficiency Improvements," Robert Bosch LLC engineering
manager Paul Schwark will speak about Bosch’s state-of-the-art natural
gas engine technology and its potential for further optimization.
In ACT Expo's session titled "A Future with Clean Diesel," director of
diesel systems engineering for Robert Bosch LLC, Alex Freitag, will
moderate the session featuring OEM representatives discussing their
latest diesel offerings. Freitag’s presentation will cover the past,
present and future of diesel technology.
That session will cover the growing consumer acceptance of light-duty
clean diesel vehicles. According to Bosch, there will be more than 80
clean diesel vehicle models available in the U.S. by the end of 2017, up
from 37 models available at the end of 2013.
"Robert Bosch is dedicated to bringing technology to market that will
help our customers and the industry as a whole to achieve their
efficiency and environmental goals, including the latest components and
systems for clean diesel and natural gas engines," said Bernd Boisten,
regional president, Diesel Systems North America, Robert Bosch LLC.
Bosch's injector technology helps to reduce fuel consumption and
emissions and enable quiet operation while providing the needed
stability over lifetime. In addition, Bosch supplies engine control
units, high-pressure pumps, high-pressure rails, sensors and
aftertreatment systems to passenger car and commercial vehicle
At ACT Expo's ride-and-drive, two diesel vehicles will be featured:
A Chevrolet Cruze with a 2.0-liter Turbodiesel DOHC I-4 engine
A Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine
Commitment to a Broad Range of Automotive Technologies
Bosch supplies a variety of powertrain systems for passenger cars,
including gasoline direct injection, gasoline port fuel injection,
diesel injection, aftertreatment, bi-fuel gasoline/CNG port fuel
injection, flex-fuel port fuel injection, hybrid and electric technology.
For commercial vehicles Bosch supplies diesel systems for on-road
applications; off-road applications such as marine, railways, mining,
agriculture and construction; stationary diesel systems; systems for
natural-gas vehicles; and systems for hybrid vehicles.
In addition to its powertrain systems, Bosch provides systems for active
and passive vehicle safety, automotive electronics, and mobile
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and
services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of
46.1 billion euros ($61.2 billion). Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer
Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises
Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional
companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are
included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This
worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the
foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch invested some 4.5 billion
euros ($6.0 billion) in research and development and applied for some
5,000 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are
designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing
solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the
company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”
Additional information on the global organization is available online at www.bosch.com,
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and
markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products,
industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and
communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household
appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more
information, please visit www.boschusa.com,
*Due to a change in accounting policies, 2013 figures can only be
compared to a limited extent with 2012 figures. Exchange rate: 1 EUR =
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