Bosch pools its software and electronics groups in one division

Original article was published on Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Bosch announced that it is establishing a new division, Cross-Domain Computing Solutions. Harald Kroeger, Member of the Bosch Board of Management in Bosch’s Mobility Solutions business sector will be responsible for the new division.

The goal of the new division will be to reduce the complexity of automotive engineering through cross-domain software and electronics solutions. In addition, it will aim to get new vehicle functions on the road significantly faster. To achieve this, the company has assigned software, electrical, and electronics engineers from the areas of driver assistance, automated driving, car multimedia, powertrain, and body electronics to the new unit.

Additionally, Bosch is pooling its automotive software engineering resources in the new Cross-Domain Computing Solutions division. The aim is to develop both the software on which the vehicle computers and control units are based, and the software for vehicle functions ranging from park-assist and lane-keeping support systems to music streaming. The company expects this to result in a faster release of new functions that are brought to users by software updates, which would allow automakers to offer their customers a coherent, integrated driving experience.

In addition to cross-domain software development, Bosch says it is devoting effort to future-proofing vehicles’ E/E (electrical/electronic) architecture. This is why the company is also making the new division responsible for the development of vehicle computers, control units, and sensors. In particular, the company plans to focus on powerful vehicle computers as the technical basis for the digitalization of modern vehicles.

Beginning in 2021, the entire Car Multimedia division and parts of the Powertrain Solutions, Chassis Systems Control, and Automotive Electronics divisions that develop software-intensive, cross-domain electronic systems will be brought together in the new Cross-Domain Computing Solutions division.

Bosch already pooled all the electronics manufacturing activities of its Mobility Solutions business sector in April this year. The Automotive Electronics division now coordinates the production of control units and vehicle computers across all vehicle domains.

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