CES 2018 Innovation Awards for Bosch Connectivity Solutions

CES 2018 Innovation Awards for Bosch Connectivity Solutions

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German company Bosch won two CES 2018 Innovation Awards at CES Unveiled event in Amsterdam. Every year, the award recognizes the best solutions ahead of the world’s largest electronics show and is an indicator of the trends of the future.

They won those awards for two IoT solutions. One of them is aiming for connected truscks and drivers of the heavy commercial vehicles, while the second one is for BMA400 acceleration sensor meant for improving connected home solutions.

The Common Telematics Platform was developed in association with Daimler Trucks and Fleetboard, and is used worldwide in the manufacturer’s heavy commercial vehicles as its Truck Data Center, where it acts as the foundation for new digital services such as Mercedes-Benz Uptime. The platform checks the technical status of trucks in real time and sends the information, allowing fleet managers to detect breakdowns before they happen, avoid unplanned repairs, and further optimize scheduled repair shop visits.

This increases the reliability of transports and reduces costly truck downtime. In the future, Bosch’s Common Telematics Platform can enable over-the-air software updates. The wireless updates will keep vehicle systems up to date while saving drivers and fleet managers time by reducing the number of repair shop visits. They will also make it possible to install new and improved functions directly in trucks.

BMA400 is a tiny sensor that combines ultra-low power consumption with high performance, thereby significantly extending the service life of batteries in devices. As a result, batteries need less frequent charging and replacement. The sensor also enables highly precise angle and vibration measurement, making it particularly interesting for applications in the Internet of Things (IoT).

In smart homes, the energy-saving acceleration sensor can recognize whether windows are open, tilted, or closed, for example, making it possible to set air conditioning or heating systems accordingly and save energy. When installed in doors and windows, the BMA400 detects motion and vibrations, helping deter burglaries. Thanks to smart energy management, the tiny sensor is also ideally suited for use in wearable devices.

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