Bosch, a global supplier of technology products and services with offices in Farmington Hills, today debuted its eAxle and electric power steering system at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.
“Bosch offers a full portfolio of automated, connected and electrified technologies that help our OEM customers create new solutions that enhance safety, comfort, convenience, and sustainability,” says Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch. At NAIAS, we’ll be showcasing technologies that will play a significant role in the future of mobility.”
Mansuetti says the eAxle is a scalable, modular system that can provide 5-10 percent cost efficiency as compared to standalone components. This scalability is especially important as automotive OEMs require compact, cost-optimized solutions for both battery electric vehicles and hybrid applications to target mass audiences.
Bosch also unveiled its Engine Compartment Actuator, a brushless direct current electric motor platform designed specifically for actuation tasks in automotive applications and environments. Recently designed from scratch, Mansuetti says the ECA actuator’s unique, modular design allows for precise and dynamic actuation tasks in difficult engine compartments, chassis, and powertrain applications.
Bosch also displayed its Thermal Management Station and Level 2 240V Electric Vehicle Charging Station, which can charge compatible vehicles up to five times faster than a standard 110V outlet.
New research from Bosch showed 62 percent of U.S. new car buyers believe they will own at least one full-electric vehicle in their household within 10 years or less. Of those who anticipate having a full-electric vehicle in their household at any point in their lifetime, 71 percent believe all of their household vehicles will be full-electric vehicles within 15 years.
The Bosch Group employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide and generated sales of $78.3 billion in 2015.