Bosch begins development of a new software suite for collision detection It was conceived and developed by a company engineer after he was involved in a driving accident and began looking for ways to reduce the severity of similar accidents.
Bosch’s US engineering manager, Rameez Ahmed, was visiting Pakistan with friends in 2019 when a motorcycle hit the side of the vehicle in which he was a passenger. These side collisions, known by the auto component supplier as “out of scope”, Often occurs at corners or intersections when a vehicle is changing lanes or proceeding through an intersection,
After this near-crash experience, Ahmed and his engineering team began developing a cost-effective solution to improve occupant protection., Their goal was to design an algorithm that would integrate seamlessly with existing systems, thereby accelerating the implementation of this technology.
Bosch technology uses sensors already installed in the vehicle
The idea they came up with was an “out of range” collision detection system. this new technology Uses sensors and software already in the vehicle, but allows for faster activation of elements such as airbags and seat belt tensioners. In fact, These safety systems can be deployed within milliseconds after a collision is detected,
Ahmed said, “Although my accident was minor, I can imagine that if it had been more serious, involving high speeds or a large vehicle, the impact could have been devastating.” “This forced me and my team to rethink how to deliver the solution.”
Work on the system began soon after the accident and Ahmed and his team It is proposed to create a system that does not require additional sensors, To achieve this, they had to collaborate with the original equipment manufacturers of the automobiles. However, it is not yet known which carmaker will be the first to introduce the new safety system.
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“Rameez and his team deserve a lot of credit,” said Richard Nesbitt, vice president of electronic stability programs for Bosch Chassis Systems North America. “It would have been easy to add sensors or perform other actions. But finding a purely software-based solution, taking advantage of all the team’s experience in this area, is the key to adding value to the market.”
Bosch firmly believes that its software will become an increasingly important revenue driver in the coming years and Bosch Mobility Unit Expected To Reach $88 Billion In Annual Investments By 2029,