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Canon EOS-1D X | Manual | 1/160sec | F/8.0 | ISO-320 | 2014:10:19 17:05:03


Hockenheim (DE), 19th October 2014. We take a look back at the milestones achieved since 1984 – from the maiden victory with the BMW 635 CSi in the very first DTM race to the countless triumphs since the DTM comeback of BMW in 2012. In the past three seasons, BMW secured six out of nine titles and won 50 per cent of all races. 


1984

The history of the DTM begins with the first race in Zolder (BE) on 11th March 1984. BMW celebrates victory as well as the top four places, with Harald Grohs (DE) crossing the finishing line first in a BMW 635 CSi. It is Volker Strycek (DE) from Team Gubin, however, who finishes fifth at the finale at the Nürburgring to secure the first title for BMW. 


1985

Harald Grohs ends the second season of the DTM third in the drivers’ standings, making him the best-placed BMW driver. He wins again at the wheel of the BMW 635 CSi in Zolder, while Winfried Vogt (DE) triumphs at Mainz-Finthen (DE) in a BMW 323i. 


1986

Both Kurt König (DE) and Volker Strycek finish in the top five of the drivers’ standings with the BMW 635 CSi. König also picks up the only BMW victory of the year – the Grenzland-Preis in Zolder. 


1987

The BMW M3 makes its DTM debut – and is immediately the car to beat. Harald Grohs, Marc Hessel (DE), Olaf Manthey (DE) and Fabien Giroix (FR) claim five victories in total. The title, however, goes to former BMW Junior driver Eric van de Poele (BE), despite finishing a lowly tenth at the finale at the Salzburgring (AT) due to a puncture. 


1988

Markus Oestreich (DE), in a BMW M3, is in the title race right up until the end of the 1988 season. After the last of the 24 rounds, however, he has to settle for fourth place overall. 

1989

Roberto Ravaglia (IT) starts the season with two victories in Zolder – and goes on to finish on top after the finale in Hockenheim. BMW M Team Schnitzer and Team Principal Charly Lamm (DE) enjoy a virtually perfect debut season in the DTM. As well as Ravaglia (three victories), Steve Soper (GB, two) and Johnny Cecotto (VE, one) also win in the BMW M3. 

1990

BMW, Audi and Mercedes produce a thrilling three-way battle for the title – just as they do in the 2012 season. BMW claims victory at eight of the 22 races. Despite this, Johnny Cecotto narrowly misses out on the fourth title, having to settle for runner-up. 


1991

Fourth-placed Johnny Cecotto is once again the best-placed BMW driver at the end of the year. The Venezuelan wins three races, while fellow BMW driver Steve Soper occupies the top step of the podium on four occasions. Joachim Winkelhock (DE) also joins the list of winners in Wunstorf (DE). 


1992

BMW competes with a works team in the DTM for the last time for a while: Johnny Cecotto again finishes fourth in the Drivers' Championship to end the season as the number one BMW driver. Roberto Ravaglia provides a magical moment at the season finale in Hockenheim on 11th October 1992: he claims two victories in the BMW M3's last works outing in the DTM. 


2012

BMW returns to the DTM after almost 20 years and competes with three teams and six drivers. Among them is once again BMW Team Schnitzer, and it soon becomes apparent history is repeating itself. As in 1989, when Charly Lamm and his team made their debut in the DTM, the crew from Freilassing is the team to beat. Bruno Spengler (CA) wins four races, with Augusto Farfus (BR) adding a fifth triumph for BMW. Together, BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG claim 12 podiums over the course of the comeback year. In a thrilling finale to the season in Hockenheim, Spengler overturns a three-point deficit to finish four points ahead of Mercedes driver Gary Paffett (GB). The Canadian, who ends the season with 149 points to his name, becomes the fourth BMW champion in the history of the DTM, following in the footsteps of Volker Strycek, Eric van de Poele and Roberto Ravaglia. A further ten points, courtesy of Dirk Werner (DE), sees BMW Team Schnitzer claim the title in the team competition. The icing on the cake is first place in the Manufacturers’ Championship. 


2013

2013 sees BMW Motorsport expand its DTM commitment, with eight BMW M3 DTMs rather than six cars. BMW Team MTEK and its drivers Marco Wittmann (DE) and Timo Glock (DE) join the squad. The second season after BMW’s comeback ends with five race wins and the defence of the Manufacturers’ title. Augusto Farfus (BR) and Bruno Spengler (CA) finish second and third behind champion Mike Rockenfeller (DE) in the Drivers’ Championship. Wittmann receives the “Rookie of the Year” award. 


2014

BMW competes with the new BMW M4 DTM, which replaces the extremely successful BMW M3 DTM. The very first race in Hockenheim ends in victory. Marco Wittmann claims his maiden win on the new car’s debut. This also marks BMW’s 60th victory in the DTM. A further three wins are to follow for Wittmann, in Budapest, Spielberg and at the Nürburgring. The BMW Team RMG driver dominates the season and is crowned the youngest German DTM champion of all time with two races still remaining. BMW Team RMG achieves the next success at the penultimate round in Zandvoort (NL), winning the Team competition. The team’s second driver, Maxime Martin (BE), claims his maiden win in only his fifth DTM race in Moscow (RU) and is named Rookie of the Year come the end of the season. In Spielberg, BMW Motorsport occupies the top four positions for the first time since its comeback. Wittmann wins the race, ahead of Augusto Farfus, Timo Glock and Martin Tomczyk. In total, the BMW M4 DTM was first across the finish line on five occasions in its first season.


/ Photo & Media provided by  BMW  Press Release

/ MediaPaper.KR mediapaper@ymail.com  Sejin Oh

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P65+ | Manual | 1/60sec | F/16.0 | ISO-100 | 2012:01:26 16:07:45


Keen to celebrate this success in fitting style, BMW M GmbH is unveiling the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition (0 – 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.1 seconds, fuel consumption combined: 8.8 l/100 km [32.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 204 g/km)*. 


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The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann’s car number. And – in a further tribute to the DTM winner – it will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. 


The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW Individual Manufactory in Garching (near Munich), will likewise display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. 


The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car’s flanks. 


Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with “WIT” and “DTM Champion 2014” lettering on the rear side windows.


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The Phantom Metropolitan Collection pays homage to the world’s great metropolises through the meticulous application of marquetry – the art of inlaying small pieces of wood veneer to form decorative motifs. When open, Phantom’s signature picnic table presents occupants with an elevated view of the city, created through the expert application of 500 individual wood veneer pieces. Indeed, the process of hand-cutting, colouring, shaping and applying is so complex these unique objects d’art take an expert wood craftsperson several days to complete. On closing the tables, a different perspective of the cityscape is offered – reflecting the view one gets when effortlessly travelling in the rear of a Phantom.


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“I can think of no more fitting location than Paris to debut this remarkable new motor car. This is a city that echoes Rolls-Royce’s very special brand promise in perfectly combining the timeless and modern in a manner that celebrates the art of the master craftsperson,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Our customers across the globe delight in challenging our designers and craftspeople to create true, one-of-a-kind pieces of automotive art. This latest Collection serves to showcase the extraordinary scope for Bespoke personalisation afforded to every patron of the marque.”

 

Meticulous care is taken when selecting the individual wood veneers. Minute imperfections such as knots and flecks lead to instant rejection. Adjustments to the colour of each piece are made through the traditional hand-process of hot-sand shading before a final inspection under magnification on a light box to ensure perfection.

 

The cityscape theme extends beyond Phantom’s many wood surfaces. A specially developed Aetherius Grey leather colour was created to echo the colour palette of the modern city whilst 6,800 two-tone stitches to the central rear seat flutes depict an abstract image of a skyscraper. A specially developed Bespoke clock extends the theme to the front of the car. For the first time in the marque’s history, a rotating bezel expressing 24 of the great cities of the world and their time zones – Paris included – adorns the central console of a Rolls-Royce motor car.

 

An exterior hue, Darkest Tungsten, inspired by city skylines finishes the exterior surfaces of the motor car on display in Paris. However, as afforded to any Rolls-Royce customer, the full palette of 44,000 colours is available to those commissioning a Phantom Metropolitan Collection motor car.  Should that not be enough, the marque’s Bespoke craftspeople will create a perfect match of any colour or object a customer may wish to replicate. The exterior is completed with a hand-applied coachline that depicts an abstract silhouette of modern skyscrapers.

 

This is the latest in a line of remarkable, individual Bespoke masterpieces. 2014 has seen such highlights as the Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection that paid tribute to Sir Donald Campbell’s record-breaking achievements and the Pinnacle Travel Phantom that made its debut at the Beijing Auto Show. These limited Collections serve to inspire customers, with record levels of Bespoke demand reported in September 2014. Nearly every Phantom across the globe, 90% of Wraith and 80% of Ghost family motor cars were commissioned by customers with some element of Bespoke design. Bespoke is Rolls-Royce.

 

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/ MediaPaper.KR mediapaper@ymail.com  Sejin Oh

/ The News Article was written by receiving a Press Release.

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Munich (DE), 9th October 2014. BMW DTM drivers Marco Wittmann (DE) and Augusto Farfus (BR) are returning to a legendary venue for the end of the 2014 motorsport season. From 13th to 16th November, the newly-crowned DTM champion and the man who finished runner-up in the 2013 DTM will take on the street circuit in Macau (CN) at the wheel of two BMW Z4 GT3s run by the AAI Rstrada team. The team, which lined up in the former Portuguese colony with BMW last year and has been competing in the Asian Le Mans Series in 2014, will field two cars at the Macau GT Cup, which sees some of the top GT3 cars in the world go head to head on the demanding “Guia Circuit”, the iconic street circuit through the heart of Macau.


Canon EOS-1D Mark IV | Aperture priority | 1/320sec | F/2.0 | ISO-400 | 2014:05:30 16:31:51


“I am excited to be returning to Macau after a few years away, and to be able to drive there in a GT3 car,” said Wittmann. “In 2011, I won the qualifying race in a Formula 3 car, set the fastest race lap and finished third to claim a spot on the podium in the main race in Macau. As far as I am concerned, it is not only the best street circuit in the world, but also one of the most exciting racetracks around. I can hardly wait to get back out on this awesome circuit with the BMW Z4 GT3.”


Farfus was a regular in Macau during his time in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, as it traditionally provided the venue for the season finale of the WTCC. The Brazilian won twice at the “Guia Circuit”, his most recent success there coming at the wheel of the BMW 320si WTCC in 2009. Like Wittmann, Farfus is also really looking forward to returning to Macau: “This circuit was a huge challenge for us drivers in a WTCC car. It will be a real adventure to race there in the considerably more powerful BMW Z4 GT3. The atmosphere in Macau and, of course, the track itself have something magical about them, which you do not find anywhere else in the world. I can hardly wait to be back in Macau.”


Macau has been the scene of major success for BMW in the past. In 2005, 2006 and 2007, Andy Priaulx (GB) was crowned World Touring Car Champion there, usually in dramatic fashion. BMW drivers claimed five race wins in the WTCC in Macau between 2005 and 2009. In the history of the “Guia Race” for touring cars, BMW has won 21 races since 1980.


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News of severe rear-end collisions appears in newspapers and online media almost daily. The chain of events leading up to such collisions usually goes like this: high traffic density, insufficient distance to the vehicle ahead, a brief moment of distraction – and then crunch. In the last four years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of traffic casualties caused by a failure to maintain a safe distance. In 2010, according to a report from the German federal statistics office, 42,017 motorists caused collisions by driving too close to the car in front of them; in 2013, this figure was 45,735 – an increase of 9 percent. “This trend has to be stopped. Driver assistance systems, especially ACC, can play a key role here,” says Gerhard Steiger, president of the Bosch Chassis Systems Control division. 


Bosch has been working toward the vision of accident- and injury-free driving for many years. Worldwide, more than 5,000 associates are developing new driver assistance and safety systems. The aim is to eliminate traffic accidents completely, or at least to mitigate their consequences. For instance, on freeways or overland routes, rear-end collisions can be avoided with Bosch’s ACC adaptive cruise control. Once activated, the system adjusts the vehicle’s driving speed to the flow of traffic by automatically accelerating and braking. Even in the heaviest traffic, ACC can maintain the pre-set safe distance to the vehicle in front, enabling the driver to better concentrate on the driving situation at hand.




Less need to brake sharply on freeways

Bosch’s standard ACC can be activated from speeds of around 30 kilometers per hour. In its Stop & Go version, ACC is also active below 30 kilometers per hour. In traffic jams, it can slow the car down, or even stop it completely. If the car has automatic transmission, and the traffic hold-up is only brief, ACC Stop & Go can set the vehicle in motion once again. Both versions of adaptive cruise control ensure that the vehicle is driven smoothly, fuel-efficiently, and above all safely. “In combination with forward collision warning system, ACC could reduce the number of freeway incidents requiring sharp braking by 67 percent, and the incidence of tailgating by 73 percent,” says Gerhard Steiger, quoting from the results of a four-year euroFOT field study. 


A radar sensor is usually at the core of Bosch ACC. Installed at the front of the vehicle, the sensor permanently monitors the road ahead. If it spots a slower car within its detection range, the system gently reduces speed by releasing the accelerator or actively engaging the brake control system. If the car ahead speeds up or changes lanes, the ACC automatically accelerates to the driver’s desired speed. Until now, adaptive cruise control has mostly featured in high-end vehicles. But now that sensors have been customized to meet the needs of various specific requirements, and thanks to cost-cutting innovations, the cost of such systems is becoming more attractive for customers in all vehicle classes. “Our MRR mid-range radar sensor, which is already used in the VW Golf and Polo, makes functions such as ACC affordable for even compact-class vehicles, and hence for the wider market,” Gerhard Steiger says.


Emergency braking systems that slam on the brakes

The example of the radar sensor also demonstrates Bosch’s ability to fulfill several aims at once, because the sensor that makes ACC and ACC Stop & Go possible can also be used in an automatic emergency braking system. Unlike cruise control, an automatic emergency braking system is capable of triggering a full braking maneuver. Before that happens, however, the system uses visual and acoustic signals to warn the driver and then, if necessary, performs a partial braking maneuver ahead of the potential obstacle. At the same time, it puts the braking system on alert for a full emergency stop. If the driver responds, this means the maximum braking power is available immediately. If the driver doesn’t respond, the emergency braking system takes over and slams on the brakes by itself.

Since the beginning of this year, being fitted with a proactive assistance system with sensors that monitor the vehicle’s surroundings is a minimum requirement for a vehicle to qualify for Euro NCAP’s highest rating of five stars. From 2016, this top rating will also require proactive pedestrian protection. “These changes to the rating scheme support the widespread adoption of these driver assistance systems,” Gerhard Steiger says. “Installing safety technology in as many vehicles as possible brings us closer to our goal of accident- and injury-free driving.”


Automotive Technology is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2013, its sales came to 30.6 billion euros, or 66 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Automotive Technology largely operates in the following areas: injection technology for internal-combustion engines, alternative powertrain concepts, efficient and networked powertrain peripherals, systems for active and passive driving safety, assistance and comfort functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as car-to-car and Car2X communication, and concepts, technology, and service for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch has been responsible for important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology. 

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com,http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI8708 - September 29, 2014


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Canon EOS 5D Mark III | Aperture priority | 1/1600sec | F/8.0 | ISO-400 | 2014:08:23 11:26:01



Munich (DE), 1st September 2014. An intense week is underway for the BMW Motorsport Juniors. First up for Jake Hughes (GB), Jesse Krohn (FI), Alexander Mies (DE) and Moisés Soriano (ES) is a second workshop at the iZone Driver Performance Centre in Silverstone (GB). From Monday to Wednesday, they will undergo a three-part mental and simulator training course, under the guidance of renowned sports psychologist Prof. Dr. Dieter Hackfort (DE). The goal of the workshop is to delve deeper into what the Juniors learned during their first visit at the start of June.

From Silverstone, Hughes, Krohn and Mies head straight to Barcelona (ES) where, thanks to the experience they have already gained in the BMW M235i Racing at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE), they will have the opportunity to start at the Barcelona 24 Hours. Mies will alternate with Axel Burghardt (DE), Volker Piepmeyer (DE), Liesette Braams (NL) and Michael Bonk (DE) at the wheel of a BMW M235i Racing fielded by the Bonk Motorsport team. Mies is a familiar face to the team, having already made multiple appearances for the team in the VLN Endurance Championship.

Hughes and Krohn will share the Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M235i Racing with the two regular VLN drivers Michael Schrey (DE) and Emin Akata (DE). The team will also run a BMW Z4 GT3 in the highest A6 class, with drivers Ralf Oeverhaus (DE), Stefan Aust (DE), Peter Posavac (DE) and Jens Richter (DE) at the wheel.

The Barcelona 24 Hours will take place at the Circuit de Catalunya, which hosts the Formula One circus every year. The race starts at 12:00 this Saturday. In total, about 70 participants have registered in the various classes, including numerous BMW customer racing teams. The variety of cars in action is similar to that on the Nordschleife, ranging from GT3 cars to production-based cars.






Jake Hughes:
“I am delighted to have the chance to drive in my first 24-hour race in Barcelona. Thank you very much to BMW Motorsport and Walkenhorst Motorsport for this opportunity. I know the circuit very well, having lined up there a few times in Formula Renault. This should prove particularly helpful in the night, as I have never driven in the night before. As such, it is good to get my first experience of driving in the dark on a relatively safe and well-known Grand Prix circuit, before hopefully being able to race during the night on the Nordschleife at some point. My goal for the weekend is to drive consistently and without making any mistakes, and to gain valuable experience for the future.”

Jesse Krohn: 
“I have also driven at the Circuit de Catalunya before – never in a race, but during Formula 3 tests. I have already had the opportunity to get to know our fellow drivers at Walkenhorst Motorsport. They are very nice, and very quick. They prove that regularly in the VLN. I am grateful for the opportunity to drive with them, and am really looking forward to the weekend.”

Alexander Mies:
“I am looking forward to lining up alongside ‘old acquaintances’ at the Barcelona 24 Hours. I have known the guys at Bonk Motorsport for four years and have contested many races with them. It is nice to be able to meet up with them somewhere other than the Nordschleife. I have never driven at the Circuit de Catalunya, but have already familiarised myself with the layout. I will use the practice sessions for the rest. When I look at how short the laps are compared to the Nordschleife, I cannot help but feel that it will be very tight with about 70 cars out there. As such, you must remain completely focussed at all times.”


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/ MediaPaper.KR mediapaper@ymail.com  Sejin Oh

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Large-volume engines place great demands on starters. At the top end of the power range, Bosch has a new addition to its 24-volt starter motor portfolio: the HEF109-L “large” heavy-duty starter motor for commercial vehicles and off-highway applications. The powerful starter motor generates 18 percent more power than the tried and tested “M” (medium) type starter motor on which it is based, and thus delivers a maximum output of 9.2 kilowatts. This is enough to reliably start engines with up to 28 liters displacement. Ulrich Kirschner, the president of Bosch’s Starter Motors and Generators division, sums up the benefits as follows: “This new high-performance starter motor is an excellent choice for particularly large engines such as construction machinery. These engines were previously very difficult to start with single starter-motor configurations.” This powerful single-starter solution makes a more complex parallel-starter system unnecessary. The technology is designed to achieve a mileage of up to 800,000 kilometers in on-highway use or 14,000 operating hours in off-highway applications.




Compact, robust, and reliable

The design of the HEF109-L with its 6-pole excitation concept is especially compact, making it particularly suitable for applications where installation space in the engine compartment is limited. The high thermal robustness ensures reliable starting of large engines – even at very low ambient temperatures or in long-lasting starting sequences.


Due to the significantly greater service-life requirements associated with commercial vehicles, the engagement itself is designed as a two-stage process in order to limit the wear of the ring gear and pinion: In the first stage, the pinion shaft including the pinion is moved forward cautiously, engaged, and turned slightly. In the second stage, the main current is released and the actual starting sequence takes place.


A mechanical relay integrated in the starter makes a connection to the engine control unit (ECU) easier. Unlike starts by ignition switch, the ECU can automatically control the starting sequence, which keeps emissions low.


For extreme conditions

The HEF109-L can also be upgraded. One example is the special dust protection, available up to IP57 protection class. An additional feature is the isolation of terminal 31. This separate connection to the battery’s minus pole is a feature of special applications such as railroad vehicles or watercraft, where increased safety and protection requirements against moisture and water apply. For maximum flexibility in diverse installation conditions, the starter motor can also be supplied with all common flange geometries, including a rotatable flange.


Parallel starter-motor systems with increased power output

For applications utilizing even larger-displacement engines, Bosch offers parallel starting systems. By setting two or three starter motors of the 109-family in a parallel-system configuration, the output of each individual starter motor can be aggregated. The new HEF109-L also allows the total output of the parallel starter-motor systems to be increased significantly. With a maximum output of almost 28 kilowatts, diesel engines with displacements of up to 84 liters and gas powered engines with displacements of up to 168 liters can be started reliably under normal conditions. Engines of this size are very common in off-highway applications and watercraft. Stationary engines such as generator sets – also need to start quickly and reliably to stabilize the power supply net if there is a power cut. The HEF109-L is an ideal choice for these applications as well.


Automotive Technology is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2013, its sales came to 30.6 billion euros, or 66 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Automotive Technology largely operates in the following areas: injection technology for internal-combustion engines, alternative powertrain concepts, efficient and networked powertrain peripherals, systems for active and passive driving safety, assistance and comfort functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as car-to-car and Car2X communication, and concepts, technology, and service for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch has been responsible for important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology. 

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.


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Motorcycling is becoming safer. From 2008 to 2013, the number of motorcyclists who had fatal accidents on Germany’s roads fell by 13 percent to 568. Experts believe that one reason for the decline is the spread of anti-lock braking systems. Summarizing the findings from the German In-Depth Accident Study GIDAS, Gerhard Steiger, president of the Bosch Chassis Systems Control division, says: “ABS is able to prevent a quarter of all motorcycle accidents resulting in death or injury.” This active safety system works to prevent wheels from locking. Motorcycles come to a far safer stop when braking hard or when braking on a slippery surface.


In the future, MSC motorcycle stability control will offer the best possible safety for motorcyclists. Developed by Bosch, the system records the current lean angle and adapts the ABS support and traction control to it. This means that it is especially useful in corners, which is where almost half of all fatal motorcycle accidents occur. “Like ESP in cars, MSC currently offers the best possible support, whether braking or accelerating, and even when the rider is leaning over at a steep angle,” Steiger says.


Maximum protection in critical situations

In 2013, 30 percent of all motorcycles produced in Europe featured ABS. At the end of 2013, the world’s first motorcycle stability control system first went into series production in the KTM 1190 Adventure and Adventure R. MSC technology is based on an ABS system including composite brake function, and also features a lean angle sensor. This measures the current lean of the motorcycle, allowing the system to adjust its braking and acceleration interventions to suit the lean angle. Precise regulation offers a smooth progression in brake pressure as the rider leans in for the corner, as well as boosting deceleration on the straight. And by analyzing tilt rate and linear acceleration, the system can tell sooner when the front or rear wheel is about to lift off, allowing MSC to intervene with a corrective action. Brake force is flexibly distributed between the front and rear wheel according to the driving situation, ensuring the safest possible deceleration. Further GIDAS analyses show that MSC can help in two thirds of the motorcycle accidents that occur in bends due to rider error.


From ABS light to MSC – a solution for every class of motorcycle

Having taken a modular approach, Bosch can offer brake control systems to suit any type of motorized two-wheeler that features a hydraulic brake. As a cost-effective solution especially for emerging markets such as India, ABS 9 light employs a single hydraulic brake channel to control the front wheel. With two channels, ABS 9 base offers anti-lock protection for the front and rear wheels. ABS 9 plus is particularly suited to high-performance machines. Even while pressure is building up during an emergency stop, the system already intervenes to prevent the motorcycle tipping forward. With the help of an additional pressure sensor, it detects early signs of the rear wheel leaving the ground. ABS 9 enhanced is the top-of-the-line version and offers the eCBS (electronic combined brake system) function. This means that all the rider has to do is apply one of the brakes, whether front or rear: ABS 9 enhanced then automatically activates the second brake to bring the optimum brake force to bear on both wheels without the rider having to apply any additional force on the brake lever and without any alteration in brake pressure. MSC, Bosch’s most comprehensive solution, builds on ABS 9 enhanced by employing a lean-angle sensor.


Weather plays a crucial role in the number of motorcycle accidents

Aside from technology, there is another factor that has a direct impact on the number of motorcyclists killed on the roads: the weather. Looking back over several years, it is clear that the number of motorcycle accidents always increases significantly when the weather is good. In April and May, the number of motorcyclists killed or severely injured seems particularly dependent on the weekend weather. When the sun comes out, many riders choose to make the most of the opportunity to go on their first outing – precisely when they are unpracticed and overconfident. The consequences are often fatal. In 2014, for instance, 37 motorcyclists were killed on Baden-Württemberg’s roads in the first five months of the year, while in the previous year, with its more wintry weather, the number for that same period was just 20. Whatever the weather conditions, ABS and MSC can provide comprehensive support, regardless of whether a bend that was entered too fast unexpectedly becomes tighter, whether a vehicle suddenly pulls out into the road ahead, or whether the road surface is wet or wet in patches.


EU makes ABS compulsory in all motorized two-wheelers from 2017 onwards

Each year around 5,000 motorcyclists die on Europe’s roads alone. Convinced by findings from surveys dedicated to the issue, in 2013 the EU introduced a requirement for all motorized two-wheelers with an engine displacement greater than 125cc to be equipped with an ABS system. The regulation applies to all newly registered motorcycles from 2017 onwards and for all motorcycles that go through type approval from 2016 onwards. Smaller two-wheelers with an engine displacement of over 50cc must also be equipped with ABS, or at least a “combined” braking system that brakes the other wheel when one brake is activated. However, such a system does not eliminate the possibility of wheels locking.


Further links:
Bosch automotive technology for two-wheelers: http://bit.ly/1l0EPWR
YouTube video on motorcycle ABS: http://bit.ly/1pgi6Kh
YouTube video on motorcycle stability control: http://bit.ly/1pRpVoB
YouTube-Video on motorcycle ABS for emerging countries: http://bit.ly/1ozDzyP


Automotive Technology is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2013, its sales came to 30.6 billion euros, or 66 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Automotive Technology largely operates in the following areas: injection technology for internal-combustion engines, alternative powertrain concepts, efficient and networked powertrain peripherals, systems for active and passive driving safety, assistance and comfort functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as car-to-car and Car2X communication, and concepts, technology, and service for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch has been responsible for important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology. 

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.comhttp://twitter.com/BoschPresse.


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/ MediaPaper.KR mediapaper@ymail.com  Sejin Oh

/ The News Article was written by receiving a Press Release.

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2014.07.29 16:56

Gasoline or Diesel? Car/BOSCH2014.07.29 16:56


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Rule of thumb: The generally accepted rule is that diesel is worthwhile for people who drive a lot, and that anyone else should choose a gasoline-driven car. After all, a diesel-powered car consumes up to 25 percent less fuel, but gasoline-powered cars are often cheaper in terms of purchase price, insurance, and running costs. In Germany, depending on the model, a diesel-powered car will be worth the extra investment if annual mileage exceeds 15,000 kilometers.


Both powertrains have their strengths: When deciding which powertrain to choose, however, drivers should consider more than just annual mileage: “Both powertrains have their strengths in different vehicle classes. A modern gasoline powertrain makes even affordable compact cars efficient, while an advanced diesel powertrain can keep consumption low and driving enjoyment high in a big station wagon,” says Dr. Rolf Bulander, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. There are similar advantages in other segments as well: while the responsiveness of modern gasoline powertrains makes them stand out in thoroughbred sports cars, the strong torque of the diesel powertrain is best for large SUVs.


Info chart: Bosch has put together a compact chart outlining the information drivers need to make the right choice. The advantages of the two powertrains are compared, and those who are uncertain can decide whether their individual driving profile is best suited to the diesel or gasoline variant. In addition, the info chart provides insights into the German car market, and shows the best-selling gasoline and diesel models.





Automotive Technology is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2013, its sales came to 30.6 billion euros, or 66 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Automotive Technology largely operates in the following areas: injection technology for internal-combustion engines, alternative powertrain concepts, efficient and networked powertrain peripherals, systems for active and passive driving safety, assistance and comfort functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as car-to-car and Car2X communication, and concepts, technology, and service for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch has been responsible for important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology. 

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.comhttp://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI8633 - July 21, 2014


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2014.07.29 16:20

Gas-powered cars: CNG is not LPG Car/BOSCH2014.07.29 16:20


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What are the advantages of gas-powered vehicles?

Both CNG and LPG powertrain systems are cheaper and more eco-friendly in cars than diesel or gasoline systems. Their combustion is comparably cleaner, reducing emissions of particulates and nitrogen oxides. Both fuels are also cheaper than gasoline or diesel. Thanks to low production costs and tax incentives, compressed natural gas (CNG) costs drivers up to 50 percent less. However, gas-powered vehicles are a little more expensive to buy than gasoline-powered ones, because they are generally equipped with two fuel systems (gasoline and CNG/LPG). More and more automakers are offering CNG vehicles ex works, with the difference in price comparable to that between diesel and gasoline variants. In Germany, CNG powertrains in passenger cars pay off as soon as annual mileage exceeds 7,000 kilometers. Compared with a conventional gasoline engine, a gas-powered vehicle generating the same power will emit 25 percent less CO2. This is due to the chemical properties of this fuel source. The CO2 savings offered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are somewhat lower – but then it is somewhat cheaper to convert a vehicle to LPG than it is to buy a CNG system ex works.


Quotation: “Naturalgas systems already have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions at little extra cost. Technologically, this is an area in which Bosch components lead the way. However, CNG-powered vehicles will become more popular in the market only if the infrastructure is significantly expanded.” (Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, responsible for research and development)




LPG or CNG – which fuel is cheaper?

In Germany, both fuels enjoy tax incentives, which will last until 2018. On the sign outside a service station, LPG can often seem cheaper than CNG. But that is only half the story. CNG, a gas, is priced in kilograms, while LPG, a liquid, is priced in liters. “If all you go on is the prices advertised at service stations, then you’re comparing apples with oranges,” says Heiko Kaiser, a gas systems expert at Bosch. After all, one kilogram of CNG contains the same energy as around two liters of LPG. Expressed another way, it is around a third cheaper to obtain one kilowatt-hour of energy from CNG than it is from LPG. 


Is it better to convert or buy ex works?

While a number of automakers are now offering CNG systems ex works, LPG systems often still come as retrofit solutions. This involves taking the vehicle to a workshop and having it fitted with a second fuel system. Since these retrofit systems generally offer nothing like the quality or durability of an OEM system, additional costs and visits to the workshop are almost guaranteed. It’s a different story with CNG cars, since these systems are almost always integrated into the vehicle ex works. The Volkswagen Group, Fiat, and Opel, for instance, all offer new vehicles fitted with Bosch CNG systems. These vehicles leave the same impression of quality and longevity as comparable variants equipped with gasoline systems. They can switch back and forth between CNG and gasoline whenever necessary, without the driver noticing. The Bosch system can start on CNG even when it is cold, which means that customers can practically always drive on the more cheaply priced CNG. Other systems have to use expensive gasoline to warm up in the start-up phase.


Where can I fill up on LPG and CNG?

Currently, the LPG network in Germany stretches to some 6,500 service stations. CNG service stations are also becoming more widespread; there are already around 1,000 of them. What’s more, virtually all vehicles fitted with a CNG system ex works also feature a small reserve tank for gasoline. “The gasoline reserve tank guarantees mobility even if there is no CNG service station nearby,” says Heiko Kaiser. Apps and navigation systems can also help locate the nearest service station. 


CNG or LPG – what’s the difference?

Compressed natural gas – CNG for short – is made up of molecules of CH4. This combination of one carbon atom with four hydrogen atoms carries a lot of energy. Natural gas is also used in heating systems and in gas ranges. Liquefied petroleum gas – LPG for short – is a mixture of propane (C3H8), propylene (C3H6), butane (C4H10), and butylene (C4H8). This is the mixture often found in camping stoves. LPG’s exact composition varies from region to region. In Germany, for instance, LPG is largely made up of propane and propylene. In France, however, it is largely made up of butane and butylene. It is the composition of a given blend of LPG that determines its antiknock quality and the rate at which fuel is consumed. For instance, LPG rich in butane carries a lot more energy than LPG rich in propane. In winter, drivers of LPG vehicles must be sure to fill up with what is known as “winter gas,” which contains a higher proportion of propane, since it is much more difficult to vaporize butane in the cold.


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CNG powertrains


Automotive Technology is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2013, its sales came to 30.6 billion euros, or 66 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Automotive Technology largely operates in the following areas: injection technology for internal-combustion engines, alternative powertrain concepts, efficient and networked powertrain peripherals, systems for active and passive driving safety, assistance and comfort functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as car-to-car and Car2X communication, and concepts, technology, and service for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch has been responsible for important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology. 

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.comhttp://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI8649 - July 29, 2014


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