Robert Bosch GmbH (BOSCH)
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). The company generated sales of 78.1 billion euros in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs roughly 4,500 associates in research and development. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.”
The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.
Role in the project
The lead of the WP5 is assigned to the system development department responsible for all topics related to diagnostics within Bosch powertrain solutions. There are four groups responsible for the OBD and emissions, the combined On/Off Board diagnostics, the aftermarket diagnostics solutions and one to related connectivity. The staff of the OBD and emissions group has a profound expertise on diagnostics for powertrain applications within all vehicle segments. Up to now they have developed many hundreds of solutions which are used in series vehicles of almost every OEM worldwide together with other partners from Bosch. In addition, they are included e.g. in the bodies of the EU Commission as well as in the standardization bodies like SAE J1979. They have excellent OBD, system know how of internal combustion engines as well as a lot of experience in measurement and testing. In addition, there is a deep extensive knowledge about methods for diagnostic development, like quantitative and qualitative model-based approaches, classical feature based approaches in the time and/or frequency domain like Fourier Transformation or Wavelets including the decision algorithms based on fuzzy logic, expert decision trees and statistical approaches. With respect to tampering of systems this department has already started working on solutions against tampering and thus already preliminary know how in this specific area.