GERMANY: Bosch and Getrag to collaborate on hybrids
Bosch and Getrag have agreed to work together on hybrid systems. The cooperation agreement covers the development and marketing of parallel hybrid systems in conjunction with dual-clutch transmissions and electrical final-drive units.
Key aspects of the collaboration include the integration of mechanical and electrical components and the development of appropriate software.
In a statement, the two firms said the dual-clutch transmission enables easy and energy-efficient automatic shifting. Collaboration work also involves the development of final-drive units with directly integrated electric motors.
The competencies of the two companies complement each other, they said.
Getrag's product line covers the entire drivetrain and dual-clutch transmission technology while, as a leading supplier of engine and transmission management systems, Bosch brings to the partnership comprehensive know-how in electrical machinery and the necessary power electronics.