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Advanced Safety Systems Help Drivers Avoid Crashes, Reduce Injuries

Bosch Offers Active and Passive Safety Systems, Driver Assistance Technologies for Passenger Safety and Comfort

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — According to the United Nations, worldwide nearly 1.3 million lives are lost in traffic accidents each year and this number could rise to nearly 1.9 million in the next 10 years. Furthermore, estimates show that nearly 90 percent of all crashes are caused by driver error, making advanced safety systems an important focus for automakers and governing agencies. Bosch offers active and passive safety technologies, as well as driver assistance functions that can help reduce the number of accidents and save lives.

“At Bosch, we are focused on developing systems that bring the world closer to accident-free driving,” said Scott Winchip, regional president, Chassis Systems Control North America, Robert Bosch LLC. “Safety technologies, such as predictive emergency braking systems and anti-lock brake systems for motorcycles, can help reduce the number of injuries and fatalities caused by traffic accidents, as well as the associated costs.”

Driver Assistance Systems
Bosch’s driver assistance systems help drivers avoid accidents by using intelligent sensors to detect critical situations. Following are several key driver assistance technologies.

Active Safety Systems
Bosch’s active safety systems intervene before accidents occur, helping to reduce serious injuries and fatalities. In 2010 Bosch launched the new, more compact generation 9 ABS for motorcycles – the first anti-lock brake system specifically developed for motorcycles. The base version of the system weighs just over 1.5 pounds, making it the smallest system available.

Passive Safety Systems
Bosch’s passive safety systems help reduce driver, passenger and pedestrian injuries. The iBolt™ Occupant Classification system is one way Bosch is helping keep passengers safe when accidents occur.

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare and software innovations. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,000 associates in more than 100 locations, with reported sales of $8.8 billion in fiscal 2010. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros ($62.7 billion) in fiscal 2010. For 2011, the company forecasts sales of more than 50 billion euros ($70 billion) and a headcount of 300,000 by the end of the year. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros (approximately $5 billion) for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.

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Predictive emergency braking system helps reduce rear-end crashes, offering drivers advanced warning for improved braking reaction time, and assistance in critical situations.
Predictive emergency braking system helps reduce rear-end crashes, offering drivers advanced warning for improved braking reaction time, and assistance in critical situations.
Lane Departure Warning uses a video camera to detect lane markings and to monitor the vehicle's position in its lane. The function warns the driver if the vehicle leaves the lane.
Lane Departure Warning uses a video camera to detect lane markings and to monitor the vehicle's position in its lane. The function warns the driver if the vehicle leaves the lane.
ABS 9 enhanced is the most powerful variant of the latest ABS generation 9 made by Bosch. It offers what is known as an eCBS function, an electronic combined brake system.
ABS 9 enhanced is the most powerful variant of the latest ABS generation 9 made by Bosch. It offers what is known as an eCBS function, an electronic combined brake system.

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