This blog’s motto reads: technology inspiring a connected life. So let’s think about it: should that technology simply be the vehicle that aids us in living a connected life on the earth? Or should that technology be the vehicle that also connects us to the earth, by giving us ways and means of taking better care of our environment? I believe the latter to be true, which is why I am so passionate about our e-mobility research project Get eReady. Read more…
Consumers have traditionally relied on bringing their own devices to remain connected while in their cars.
The passenger automobile is one of the venues where there is tremendous opportunity for adding connectivity. You can use your mobile feature phone in the car, but that feels a little like retrofitting an old rotary-dial phone into your 21st-century home. In both, the developed and emerging worlds, it’s common for commuters to spend 1-2 hours per day driving in their automobiles to work. Isn’t it odd that new automobiles with all their computer componentry are not ubiquitously connected? What does the world of connected cars have in store for us? Read more…
You know cars, you know fleets of cars, you know airports – all these things are quite sophisticated already today. But what happens when you connect them to the internet – in an Internet of Things and Services (IoTS)?
You also know what happens as soon as you cross borders: outside EU Schengen area chances are that you need a passport, and you might even need foreign currency to refill your gas tank. Electromobility in combination with connected charging stations and charging service providers is going to be more convenient. Bosch Software Innovations provides solutions to transfer the roaming concept known from telecommunication to electromobility, e.g. in the Crome project.
Catch a quick insight from my colleague Patrick Lobert into what’s happening to mobility as it is being reloaded with IoT technologies.
Today, we are proud to present you our new infographics on the Internet of Things (IoT). The piece is a joint effort of around 15 colleagues here at Bosch Software Innovations coming from the areas of business development, sales, product management, controlling & finance, product development, marketing & communications. As we were such a diverse group, we tried to add different flavors to the Internet of Things – a human perspective, a thing and technical perspective, a commercial perspective and a company perspective – to show the facets that the Internet of Things brings. Let me walk you through a few of our thoughts:
It’s happening now!
In the near future, more and more devices and systems will be capable of sending and receiving data automatically via the internet. We’re
already poised on the verge of new developments that offer enormous market potential. The Internet of Things isn’t just a distant vision of the future, it’s already very real and is having an impact on more than just technological developments.
People talking IoT
Our infographics start with buzz around the Internet of Things (and believe us, there is loads!) We selected some tweets from multipliers in the international IoT community such as Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Rob van Kranenburg, Charalampos Doukas, Adrian McEwen and Stefan Ferber, who reflect the diversity of topics. The IoT community around the world is fully networked through social media. The Twitter short messaging service is the fastest and maybe most popular way to spread projects, new technology, and ideas. The relevant hashtag for the Internet of Things is #IoT – just in case you want to join the discussion.
Together with our partner Vodafone we had a close look at what is driving the global transition from combustion engine powered vehicles to electric vehicles. Coming from global trends such as the increasing scarcity of crude oil, we also paid special attention to commercial fleets and the aspects that motivate fleet managers to consider electric vehicles as a viable alternative to conventional vehicles.
Bosch Software Innovations GmbH is headquartered in Immenstaad, Germany.
Looking around at recruiting events and talking to other HR professionals, working in HR for an innovative software company is one of the coolest jobs at the moment. These companies (and they are not only said to) have a certain mystical spirit, nurtured by innovation, passion, future and room for personal development. At Bosch Software Innovations, there are in addition many fascinating topics such as the Internet of Things and Services (IoT), eMobility or software that prevents money laundering, which contribute to an interesting work atmosphere.
Stefan Ferber, Bosch Software Innovations, riding our first prototype, an e-bike as mobile advertising space. The displays are mounted on the sides of the bicycle and can be controlled over the internet, making it possible for instance to change the advertising display to a message that is especially relevant for a particular neighborhood when the cyclist rides into it.
Many guests from Bosch, the University of St. Gallen and politics made use of the opportunity to discuss the changes the internet of things will induce. And I really had the feeling that all participants had good conversations and made interesting new contacts.
A number of speeches addressed the role of the internet of things and of our new lab from different perspectives.
CROss-border Mobility for EVs – CROME is a project jointly funded by the German and French governments. Mobility with electric vehicles (EVs) is in the midst of becoming part of our daily lives. And it certainly is not locked within the borders of one country. Travellers will cross borders when travelling from one country to another; and they will have the need to charge their EVs. Read more…
In one of my last blog posts I asked for examples of SMEs going electric . Also on our website I am asking readers to contribute good ideas on how they would bring eMobility a step forward. Earlier this summer I received a very good example, not directly from our neighbourhood but from Down Under. That makes it even more interesting.