A Preview of Bosch’s IoT Projects on Display at CES 2019
2. A Mercedes-Benz Semi Uses Cameras Rather Than External Mirrors
First launched in 1995, the Mercedes-Benz Actros now comes equipped with a camera system rather than traditional external mirrors. The system, known as the Mirror Cam, avoids the blind spot associated with traditional mirrors while also improves the vehicle’s fuel consumption by reducing drag. Developed by Bosch, Daimler and Mekra Lang, the system uses two cameras positioned on either side of the driver’s cab on the roof. The Mirror Cam satisfies ISO 26262 vehicle-safety requirements as well as the UN/ECE-R 46 European regulatory requirements. The system works by relaying live images to high-res, 15-inch displays located on either side of the cab, automatically adjusting the display based on the driver’s situation.
3. A Smartphone App as a Car Key Replacement
These days, when our smartphones can serve as everything from a camera to a flashlight to a navigation system, carrying around coins, cash and keys separately can seem antiquated. While companies like Google and Apple work to make digital wallet technologies mainstream, Bosch is working to allow drivers, as well as car-sharing fleet operators and logistics firms, to use digital keys for vehicles. The system enables users to determine who should be granted permission to vehicles at a given time point. Known as Perfectly Keyless, the app enables users to both unlock and lock vehicles. At CES 2019, Bosch will demonstrate the technology in a Ford Mustang.