At the Beijing Auto Show, which opened on September 26, Bosch, the world’s largest auto parts group, demonstrated its innovative technologies and cutting-edge solutions for electrification, automation, and interconnected transportation. Among them, Bosch’s fuel cell stack and smart cockpit are all exhibited in China for the first time. In addition, Bosch’s silicon carbide power devices are unveiled globally for the first time. These technologies are more attractive.
Among them, Bosch’s newly developed silicon carbide power device is a new material application technology. Compared with traditional silicon-based material products, silicon carbide power devices can achieve higher switching frequencies while maintaining lower energy loss and smaller chip area. , To increase the cruising range of electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles by up to 6%.
The fuel cell stack is also shown for the first time in China, which highlights Bosch’s strategy of developing hydrogen fuel cells in China. Bosch China’s fuel cell center will be completed by the end of this year, and it is expected to start small batch production of stacks next year. In addition, at this auto show, Bosch also showcased its key components such as electronic air compressors, hydrogen injectors, and hydrogen circulation pumps.
China is the world’s largest market for new energy vehicles. Bosch is vigorously investing and developing in this field, providing a comprehensive product portfolio for hybrid and electric vehicles, including motors, electric bridges, power electronic controllers, on-board electric power distribution units, 48V systems, braking and steering systems, etc. At present, Bosch has become the largest supplier of electric motors in China in terms of shipments except OEMs. This year, Bosch’s electric bridges and IGBT power modules will be the first to achieve mass production and supply to customers in China.
Dr. Stefan Hartung, member of the Board of Directors of Bosch Group and Chairman of the Automotive and Intelligent Transportation Technology Business Unit, said in a live video connection that Bosch will continue to invest and invest in important business growth areas such as fuel cell technology, autonomous driving, and automotive electronic and electrical architecture. innovation. This year, the Bosch Group’s investment in electrification, automation and interconnected transportation will remain high and is expected to exceed 1 billion euros.
In terms of China’s layout, Bosch has now grown to more than 7,800 R&D personnel in China, an increase of more than 300 over the previous year. Bosch China Innovation and Software R&D Center has started team work this year, and its new building will soon be completed and put into use in Wuxi. This will further integrate and strengthen China’s local software development capabilities. Bosch established its seventh global artificial intelligence center in Shanghai to promote the research and development of local artificial intelligence technologies. In addition, Changsha Thermal Management System Laboratory and Ningbo two-wheeler production and R&D base will also be put into use this year.
In addition, Bosch will formally establish a new intelligent driving and control business unit in early 2021 to provide existing and new customers with electronic systems and necessary software. This business unit focuses on the development of future-oriented automotive electronic and electrical architectures, coordinating vehicle computers, control units and sensors.