The digitized engine brings greater efficiency, greater power and a better drive

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI --- There was a time when the only electronics in a car were in the radio. Today’s automobile has become a digital device, even in the engine. In the second half of the 20th Century, trends such as the increasing number of vehicles on the road, pollution concerns in the 1960’s and the OPEC oil crisis in the 1970’s, required automakers to deliver changes and improvements in fuel economy, emissions and engine power. As the world’s largest automotive supplier, Bosch innovated and invented advancements ahead of the curve such as gasoline direct injection beginning in the 1950s, the Electromobile in the 1960s, electric drives in the 1970s and was the digital brains behind two of the first parallel full hybrids, to name just a few.

Many of the groundbreaking technologies found in today’s digitized engines were developed based on innovations from Bosch, including direct injection, electronics, EV batteries, sensors, computers and more. Together, these advancements help improve fuel efficiency and safety, enhance power and reduce emissions for vehicles globally.

To showcase these advancements, Bosch has created an interactive electrified journey which illustrates how far the digitized engine has come and where it is going, including the integral role that Bosch played throughout the history of the electrification of modern automobiles.

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