Bosch: Listening Comes First in Transport
Bosch is using two strategies to bring advanced transport solutions to market, says Paul Thomas, who heads the company’s mobility initiatives in North America.
“First, we have to listen,” Thomas says. He explains that successful products and services aren’t just about great technology. They also must satisfy the social aspect to transportation.
Bosch is connecting its product development “silos” to tap cross-departmental synergies and create more powerful results. The company also is partnering with universities, startups and even its own customers.
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Toyota Motor Corp. is encouraging employees at its research and development center near Ann Arbor, Mich., to participate in an on-going program there to test connected vehicle technologies.
Tesla Inc. has begun offering free two-week trials of its semi-autonomous Autopilot technology to owners of its Model 3, S and X electric vehicles who haven’t already purchased the system.
Honda Motor Co. is launching a “SmartCharge” pilot program that allows customers to coordinate charging times for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid for non-peak grid times.