Bosch and Smart Cities
Bosch is helping to improve the quality of life by using technology to connect homes, buildings and eventually cities, says Frank Sgambati, director of Smart City business development in the U.S.
Interest among cities in integrating their transportation options acccelerted in 2015 with the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, Sgambati says. Nearly 80 midsize cities participated in developing transportation systems that use data, applications and technology to help move people and goods faster, cheaper and more efficiently.
Bosch is working with several such cities. In Columbus, Ohio, for example, the company helped the police department deploy a dozen Bosch eBikes to make their bike patrol unit more effective.
While there is a burgeoning proliferation of companies that are in the LiDAR space, each with its own take on utilizing laser pulses to create a precise map of its surroundings for purposes of ADAS or full-blown automation, a Seattle-based company has a distinction that certainly sets it apart from its competitors.
Visteon Corp. is developing DriveCore, an open platform to control and operate autonomous vehicles.