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Punch Powertrain on a rapid growth track

19 September 2017

Punch Powertrain is a transmission supplier that’s creeping up on the rails of the more established suppliers such as Aisin, JATCO and ZF and is providing them with stiff competition. Since 2013 it’s achieved average annual growth of around 50% and has plans to take its capacity from 1.2 million units at the end of this year to over 3 million units by 2020. It’s headquartered at Sint-Truiden in Belgium and is a major supplier of CVTs to Chinese domestic OEMs from its manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China. 


THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW and GM back in the news

26 August 2016

Two of the world's largest automakers - Volkswagen and General Motors - have been in the news again this week, neither for entirely good reasons. Let's start with VW and its supplier row.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - The internet of what, now....?

18 March 2016

You gotta love the way buzzwords and jargon spread like a Californian wildfire around the auto industry. I'd heard 'the Internet of Things' mentioned with ever-growing frequency in the months before hearing it in almost every presentation during my fascinating, week-long look at the [buzzwords alert] Connected Car sector in Ontario late last year.


January 2016, management briefing (Part 2)

26 January 2016

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.

Latest interviews


Next steps for steering technologies - Bosch

9 October 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, we spoke to Dr Marcus Parche, executive vice president, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering about steering technologies for different levels of driver autonomy, user experience test results, steer-by-wire and further market potential for electric power steering.


Bosch on trends in the fuel injection market

23 March 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one automotive component suppliers, we spoke to Rasmus Frei, Senior Technical Manager Petrol Electrification, Robert Bosch UK, about fuel injection technologies and trends.


Robert Bosch Automotive Steering - Q&A

13 March 2017

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Alexander Gaedke, head of system and advanced development of passenger cars steering systems at Robert Bosch Automotive Steering in Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany.


Bosch on the IoT, connectivity, sensors - Q&A

29 March 2016

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one automotive component suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Arun Srinivasan, head of Bosch’s UK automotive division about advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and how the connected car will become the third living space – next to home and office.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Bosch presents redundant braking solution at NAIAS

16 January 2018

Without redundancy, there is no automated driving. The promise of automated driving requires a mix of technological, societal and regulatory development and cooperation. The technology continues to advance thanks to sensors and software, but also thanks to...


Ford 'sued by truck owners in US' over diesel

11 January 2018

Ford is alleged to have rigged its heavy-duty trucks to beat emissions tests, according to a a lawsuit from a legal firm representing US drivers.


Bosch completes starter motor ownership switch

11 January 2018

Bosch Group's starter motor and generator division has completed its transition to an independent company with new owner, Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group.


just-auto Plus only Bosch develops new voice assistant technology

9 January 2018

“I’m Casey, your new passenger. Are you ready to get started?” Voice assistants such as Alexa, Siri, Google, Cortana, and Bixby have taken charge of smart households, control lighting and the vacuum cleaner - Bosch now puts the voice...


BMW and Bosch top company rankings in survey

8 January 2018

Respondents to just-auto's annual confidence survey are overwhelmingly optimistic on prospects for their companies over the next twelve months. A majority of respondents - professionals working directly in the industry or in service sectors - said that they are either quite positive (50% of respondents) or 'very positive' (24.1%) about business prospects.


CES - Bosch unveils Telematics eCall Plug

8 January 2018

Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions is to unveil its Telematics eCall Plug (TEP), a retrofit plug-in sensor device at CES 2018


Conti/Bosch to buy 5% each of Here Technologies

4 January 2018

Continental and Bosch are to acquire a 5% stake in mapping and location services provider, Here Technologies.


Bosch sells its subsidiary SEG Automotive to ZMJ

2 January 2018

At the end of 2017, Bosch completed the scheduled sale of its subsidiary SEG Automotive Germany GmbH, the former Robert Bosch Starter Motors Generators Holding GmbH, together with all subsidiaries, to the purchaser consortium ZMJ (Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group) in Zhengzhou, China and CRCI (China Renaissance Capital Investment) in Hong Kong, China.


Bosch opens new auto parts plant in Thailand

11 December 2017

Robert Bosch has opened a new THB3.2bn (US$98.5m) automotive components manufacturing facility in Thailand's Rayong province.


Autonomous to aid elderly and blind-Bosch Hungary

6 December 2017

Bosch Hungary is highlighting the advantages for older and disabled people with the advent of autonomous vehicles as work to advance the concept gathers pace.


just-auto Plus only ON image sensors to enhance future ADAS solutions

10 November 2017

ON Semiconductor Corporation, driving energy efficient innovations, announced that Bosch has selected ON Semiconductor, the world leader in automotive image sensors, as the image sensor supplier for a future camera technology for advanced driver assistance...


Bosch Australia now specialises in trailer safety

10 October 2017

Bosch Australia has survived the end of Australian car manufacture and transfer of ABS manufacture to Asia by becoming the group specialist in Trailer Safety Control (TSC) for fitment to caravans and trailers equipped with electric brakes and towed by passenger vehicles.


Bosch e-axle for new hydrogen-electric truck

21 September 2017

By 2021, Nikola Motor Company will bring to market the One and Two, a class 8 hydrogen-electric truck line that will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 ft lb of torque – nearly double the horsepower of any semi-truck on the road – plus with "zero local emissions". The truck has a new commercial vehicle powertrain achieved thanks to a development partnership between Nikola and Bosch.


just-auto Plus only Nikola/Bosch develop powertrain for CVs

20 September 2017

Electrification is becoming bigger than you imagined. By 2021, Nikola Motor Company will bring to market the Nikola One and Two, a class-8 hydrogen-electric truck lineup that will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 ft lbs of torque – nearly...


Maserati switches to EPS to enable ADAS functions

13 September 2017

Maserati has switched its Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante models to electric power steering (EPS) for the 2018 model year, enabling new driver assistance systems (ADAS).


just-auto Plus only Bosch applauds DOT and NHTSA

13 September 2017

Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, applauds the release of the updated federal automated vehicles policy by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The policy, which...


just-auto Plus only FountainVest to acquire BMTS

8 September 2017

A contract for this purpose was signed on 6 September 2017 by the parties involved. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price or any other details of the sales contract. Completion of the sale is subject to approval by the responsible...


Bosch unveils ibooster emergency braking system

29 August 2017

Bosch says its new ibooster emergency braking system designed to protect cyclists and pedestrians will initiate in 190 milliseconds, bringing a car to a stop from 40kph.


Honda Europe revises 1.6 diesel for Civic

16 August 2017

Honda Motor Europe has announced a comprehensively revised 120PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine for its Civic range from March 2018, tested under new real world procedures.


Bosch China regenerative braking plant planned

8 August 2017

Bosch is further extending its manufacturing capacity in China in a move that points to suppliers gearing up for growth in electrification in China's light vehicle market.


Daimler, Bosch, demonstrate automated parking

24 July 2017

Daimler and Bosch jointly are demonstrating driverless parking (automated valet parking) in the multi-storey car park at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.


just-auto Plus only Tata Motors introduces two new engines for Nexon

18 July 2017

Tata Motors is gearing up for its highly anticipated product introduction in the SUV segment with the Tata Nexon. The Company has added two new, power-packed and performance oriented engines to its powertrain portfolio – the 1.2L Turbocharged Petrol from...


Bosch reports surge in ADAS business

4 July 2017

Bosch says it has seen a surge in demand from OEMs for radar systems and video sensors as fitment of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) continues to rise.


Automakers slow on standardising AEB

9 June 2017

Automakers are moving slowly on widespread fitment of crash prevention technology that regulators say could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries every year, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Bosch/Tom Tom develop high-resolution maps

8 June 2017

Bosch and the Dutch map and traffic information provider TomTom have achieved a breakthrough in the development of high-resolution maps for automated driving. The supplier of technology and services has become the first worldwide to create a localisation layer...


Bosch buying steering supplier Albertini Cesari

2 June 2017

Albertini Cesare, the producer of steering gear components which recently caused a worldwide stoppage at BMW plants, is to be taken over by Robert Bosch.


BMW Tiexi plant line shut for the week

31 May 2017

BMW's car production at its main production line at a plant in China has come to a halt after Bosch became unable to supply steering parts.


BMW output hit by Bosch parts shortage

30 May 2017

BMW manufacturing operations in China and South Africa are being impacted by Bosch parts shortages caused by supply disruption to a key sub-component in Europe.


GM accused of diesel trucks emissions tests rig

30 May 2017

GM has been accused in a lawsuit of rigging hundreds of thousands of diesel trucks with devices similar to those used by Volkswagen to ensure they pass emissions tests.


Brazilian auto parts makers search for finance

26 May 2017

After three years of successive slumps in its sales, the Brazilian auto parts industry underwent a fast capital reduction process which is now causing some manufacturers liquidity problems.

Bosch news

just-auto Plus only Bosch presents redundant braking solution at NAIAS

16 January 2018

Without redundancy, there is no automated driving. The promise of automated driving requires a mi...


Ford 'sued by truck owners in US' over diesel

11 January 2018

Ford is alleged to have rigged its heavy-duty trucks to beat emissions tests, according to a a la...


Bosch completes starter motor ownership switch

11 January 2018

Bosch Group's starter motor and generator division has completed its transition to an independent...


just-auto Plus only Bosch develops new voice assistant technology

9 January 2018

“I’m Casey, your new passenger. Are you ready to get started?” Voice assistants...


BMW and Bosch top company rankings in survey

8 January 2018

BMW and Bosch have topped the OEM and supplier prospect rankings in just-auto's annual confidence...


CES - Bosch unveils Telematics eCall Plug

8 January 2018

Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions is to unveil its Telematics eCall Plug (TEP), a retrofit pl...



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