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Bosch Says It has Secret to Cleaning Diesel Emissions

Fix could save the diesel engine — in Europe anyway.

by on Apr.25, 2018

Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner says the company has resolved the issue of diesel emissions.

Nearly three years after the start of “dieselgate” and Volkswagen’s nearly complete switch from diesels to battery electrics, auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH says it has developed a method for cutting emissions from diesels to levels well below U.S. and European requirements.

If true, the move could save the diesel — at least in Europe where a number of cities are enacting bans on vehicles with emissions above certain levels.

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“There’s a future for diesel,” Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner says in a statement announcing the breakthrough alongside the organization’s annual meeting in Stuttgart. “Today, we want to put a stop, once and for all, to the debate about the demise of diesel technology.” (more…)

Justice Dept. Offers FCA Settlement – With “Substantial” Fines for Diesel Scam

Prosecutors in Germany expand their own probe of FCA and Bosch.

by on Feb.05, 2018

1 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

The Justice Department wants to settle its probe accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of rigging more than 100,000 diesel-powered vehicles to illegally pass emissions tests – but its offer would require “substantial” penalties.

Regulators have accused FCA of using a defeat device, software similar to what was used by Volkswagen, to bring down emissions of exhaust gases like smog-causing oxides of nitrogen while undergoing tests. Under real-world operation, however, the vehicles reportedly would produce substantially more of the emissions than legally permissible.

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The alleged scheme has gotten FCA into trouble on both sides of the Atlantic. In German, prosecutors are ramping up their own investigation into apparent collusion between Fiat Chrysler and mega-supplier Robert Bosch. The company, which has supplied engine control technology to FCA, as well as VW and other automakers, claims it did not attempt to held the Italian-American automaker sidestep regulatory mandates.

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Diesel Emission Cheating Investigation Shines Light on Bosch

German auto supplier part of all four emission testing lawsuits.

by on May.30, 2017

The Duramax diesels in 705,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GM Sierra pickups arel the focus of a recent lawsuit against General Motors.

Last week, the public prosecutor’s office in Stuttgart searched 11 different sites belonging to Daimler AG, looking for evidence that the company falsified reports emissions tests for the company’s diesel engines.

Daimler is the latest car maker to find its diesel powertrains under scrutiny, with more and more focusing on the role German auto supplier Robert Bosch Gmbh may have played in cheating on emission tests.

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General Motors also now faces a class-action lawsuit that claims the company used three different “defeat devices” so its Duramax diesel engine could pass emission tests. (more…)

Bosch Allegedly Helped VW Hide Diesel Problem

Supplier played a "crucial role" in hiding truth.

by on Aug.18, 2016

VW supplier Robert Bosch GmbH is named in a recent court filing regarding the hiding of the automaker's diesel problem.

Volkswagen AG has already either paid out or is on the hook for more than $15.3 billion in fines and penalties related to its diesel emissions scandal.

Now one of the company’s top suppliers, Robert Bosch GmbH, is facing charges that it helped cover up VW’s cheating on emission tests, according to a lawyer for U.S. owners of VW vehicles equipped with the affected diesel engines.

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In a filing late Tuesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, lawyers cited confidential documents turned over by the German automaker to plaintiffs attorneys in making the new allegations against the auto supplier. (more…)

Bosch, TomTom Developing New Maps for Autonomous Vehicles

Multi-layered maps more precise than current models.

by on Jul.22, 2015

Bosch and TomTom are partnering to produce the highly detail maps needed for autonomous driving.

Much of the buzz about autonomous vehicles surrounds the technology needed to keep the car in its lane and from hitting other vehicles, or worse, pedestrians.

However, knowing where it’s going may be just as important so having up-to-date maps is critical the success of those vehicles.

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Bosch and GPS-maker TomTom are pairing up to produce the highly detailed maps that will be needed for autonomous or semi-autonomous driving in the near future. (more…)

Daimler, Bosch Team Up on Valet Park System

Technology promises to “revolutionize” parking process.

by on Jun.10, 2015

The smartphone-based auto valet parking system could be in place within a few years.

The skies open up just as you’re pulling up to the office. No need to get soaked running from the parking lot, however. You simply step out under the awning, tap an app on your smartphone and the car goes off on its own to find a parking spot. At the end of the day, tap the app again and your car will come pick you up.

That, at least, is the goal of a new project launched by Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG, auto supplier Bosch, and the car-sharing service car2go. The valet system they are working on could “revolutionize” the parking process, they suggest.

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“Fully automated parking will be ready for mass-production before fully automated driving”, says Dirk Hoheisel, the board member at Bosch overseeing the smart parking project. “Low driving speeds and the information from the car park infrastructure enable a fast implementation.” (more…)