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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


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.


Bosch and their take on the Internet of Things

14 March 2016

The Bosch Connected World event in Berlin is an industry invitation-only gathering. It’s fast-becoming a sought-after Internet of Things (IoT) prediction machine and this year’s proved no different with the announcement of Bosch’s IoT private cloud solution. Kit Fordson spoke with Dr Rainer Kallenbach, the Chairman of the Executive Board of Bosch Software Innovations, to get more insight.

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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.


FCA US files for new diesel emissions approval

22 May 2017

FCA US said it had formally filed an application for diesel vehicle emissions certification with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2017 model year Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 diesel vehicles. These vehicles have updated emissions software calibrations.


Constellium boosts Bosch ABS supply deal

18 May 2017

Constellium has signed a new, multi-year contract with Robert Bosch to supply anti-lock braking system (ABS) profiles.


Bosch Group 2016 sales up 3.6% to EUR73.1bn

8 May 2017

Bosch has posted 2016 Group sales up 3.6% to EUR73.1bn (US$80.1bn), with EBIT totalling EUR4.3bn.


Bosch looks to EUR1bn savings using Industry 4.0

24 April 2017

Bosch is aiming for EUR1bn (US$1.1bn) in productivity savings using Industry 4.0 manufacturing methods as the concept continues to gain ground in industrialised countries.


One in four new cars has AEB - Bosch

18 April 2017

New research by Bosch indicate that one in four newly registered cars has an automatic emergency braking system on board to prevent accidents and, if necessary, bring the vehicle to a stop in the event of an emergency.


Bosch and Daimler combine on driverless tech

4 April 2017

Bosch and Daimler have agreed to set up a development alliance that aims to make a system for fully automated (SAE-Level 4) and driverless (SAE-Level 5) vehicles a reality on city streets - they say - by the start of the next decade.


Bosch to recruit 20,000 in 2017 as connected booms

4 April 2017

Bosch is to recruit 20,000 specialists and executives in the technical and commercial fields this year, with half of all jobs currently advertised relating to software in some way.


just-auto Plus only Chery launches new E4T15B engine in China

31 March 2017

On 21 March 2017, Tiggo7 Engine Technology Seminar – Chery Talks with Top 100 Technical Partners was held in Wuhu , China. At the event, Chery E4T15B engine was presented to the media, which has thermal efficiency reaching 37.1% and performance reaching...


Bosch, NVIDIA partner for AI self-driving system

15 March 2017

Bosch and NVIDIA are partnering to develop artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass-market cars.


Bosch to go it alone on ADAS

15 March 2017

A top Bosch executive has said the world's largest maker of automotive components would continue to develop its own visual technology regardless of Intel's US$15bn agreement to buy Mobileye.


just-auto Plus only Bosch reaches settlement for US consumer classes

10 March 2017

Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC ("Bosch") have reached a settlement (the "Bosch Settlement") with counsel for the consumer classes related to allegations that defeat device software was installed to bypass emissions standards in...


just-auto Plus only Auto-ISAC includes OEM suppliers as members

24 February 2017

The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (Auto-ISAC) welcomes Bosch, Cooper Standard, Honeywell, Hyundai Mobis, Lear Corporation, LG Electronics and NXP Semiconductors as original equipment supplier members. The inclusion of these companies...

Bosch news

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 t...


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...


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 establish...


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...


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...


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 h...



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