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.