Denner points to the future of connected cars. In time, Bosch tech will provide real-time data about mobile construction zones, traffic jams, and accidents. Improvements to existing functions will be supported through predictive operating strategy for plug-in hybrids. Connected electronic horizon reduce CO2 emissions by atleast 10 pct. Efficiency enhancing tech should be recognized as eco-innovations by EU, he says.
Start-stop coasting reduces fuel consumption, and is an optimum operating strategy most noticeable in real traffic conditions. They have no effect on New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Connected cars drive intelligently and proactively taking into account navigation to calculate remaining range and determine the most most efficient route. Intelligent connectivity increases suitability of electric vehicles for daily use.
Within ten years, atleast 15 pct of new vehicles will bolster electromobility globally. More than 13 million new vehicles will run on electricity alone (in urban traffic). Bosch is working on improving electronic battery management to increase driving range in hybrids and electric cars by upto 10 pct.
Modern components contribute to vehicle economy and efficiency to meet CO2 targets set by European Commission. Regulations stipulate that in 2021, new vehicles are to emit an average of only 95 grams of CO2/km, i.e., little over four litres fuel consumption per hundred kilometers. In 2013, new vehicles emitted an average of 132.9 grams of CO2/km. kilometer. EU recognizes use of eco-innovations to reduce fleet consumption levels for CO2 credits with max credit set at 7 gms/km.