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The two companies bring smart technology to the largest redevelopment project in San Francisco since 1906.

Exclusively developed smart community app

In the flagship project with FivePoint at The Shipyard Communities in San Francisco, Bosch technologies are bringing connectivity to a new smart community in the making, and offering a taste of life in a smart city.

Aerial view of smart community in San Francisco Source: FivePoint
"The application for The Shipyard Communities was a collaboration from the beginning between FivePoint and Bosch, showcasing how Bosch works with communities to bring smart technologies to life in unique and exciting ways."
Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch LLC Tweet this

Smart community app provides localized, dynamic content to residents

FivePoint, in partnership with the City and County of San Francisco, is developing the city’s last piece of undeveloped land. Combined, the former military shipyard and the former site of Candlestick Park are being reimagined into a 750-acre mixed-use community along the City’s southeastern waterfront. At these communities, Bosch will participate in building solutions for smarter homes, safer communities, and widespread mobility and connectivity.

The Shipyard Communities: 12,000 new residences, 5 million square feet of commercial space, and 350 acres of parks and green spaces.

The San Francisco Shipyard

Walkable residential neighborhoods, restaurants and bars, waterfront retail and creative workspaces combine to produce something very special for San Francisco.

The smart community application for The Shipyard Communities, developed by Bosch and FivePoint, will provide residents of the San Francisco Shipyard and Candlestick Point with highly localized information about transportation, home appliance maintenance, and surveillance. For example, plans are in the works for household alert systems tied to a “walk me home” feature, which will allow residents to share their route home with friends and family, using the app’s GPS functionalities.

In addition, Bosch and FivePoint are exploring how to incorporate Bosch sensor systems into a new parking garage structure being developed at Candlestick Point. The sensors would minimize the time spent searching for parking spots, which will help reduce emissions and traffic congestion.

"The smart community app, built by our Bosch.IO (formerly Bosch Software Innovations) team, enables cities to engage citizens with content that matches their interests."
Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch LLC Tweet this
A man crosses the street in a smart community in front of a modern building. Source: Robert Bosch GmbH

Bosch is at the forefront of many of the technological changes relevant for the smart city. The company can therefore not only play an active role, but also work with FivePoint to turn its ambitions and visions into new solutions. One example is the DC microgrid for better energy efficiency. This economical, efficient, and emissions-free system takes energy collected by the solar cells mounted on the roofs of the parking garages and makes it available for lighting and ventilation. The connected video surveillance system in the Shipyard is also supported by Bosch, and most of the apartments and houses could in the future feature web-enabled Bosch home appliances. The possibility of installing sensors for connected parking is also being examined. More and more applications are conceivable: e-bikes, e-scooters, charge spots for electric vehicles, smart heating technology, automated valet parking, or the smart monitoring of air quality.

More information on Bosch's collaboration with FivePoint

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A link between two worlds: Bosch associate Pierre Maillot in San Francisco is working on the SF Shipyard smart urban living project.