BOSCH used CES Press Day to highlight the steps the German company has taken to address COVID-19. 

BOSCH’s Chief Digital Officer, Michael Bolle, explained that BOSCH’s response to the pandemic is completely in keeping with the company’s focus – “invented for life”.

It took BOSCH just six weeks to develop it’s Vivalytic system for analysing COVID-19 samples. After the sample is taken, results are available in around 30 minutes. Up to five samples can be done at once and, as a connected device, updates can be sent remotely. 

Further, BOSCH has developed cameras using artificial intelligence to monitor the numbers of people entering into a space – important for businesses struggling with COVID-19 regulations. Not content with just this, BOSCH has also made adjustments to it’s range of air sensors, now monitoring for aerosols, airborne particles and airflow – important aspects of COVID-19 management in enclosed spaces. 

Proving that they haven’t completely dropped the ball with COVID developments, BOSCH has continued to work on a range of initiatives that help blend the Internet of Things with artificial intelligence. 

In the automotive field, BOSCH recognises the continued complexity of even the most basic car. Their response to this phenomena is to introduce what it is labelling ‘Cross Domain Computing Solutions’. Pouring around 17000 people into the project (and over half of them in software design), BOSCH hopes to centralise the myriad of sensors and processors involved in modern vehicle design to one mega computer. The hope of this shift is more seamless connectivity across vehicle functions and more opportunity to incorporate advanced artificial intelligence into vehicle functions. 

An early example of this is seen in BOSCH’s range of e-bikes that now use typographic information to estimate more accurately e-range. It is easy to see how this system could flow to EV cars and go some way to addressing the dreaded range anxiety.    

EFTM’s coverage of CES 2021 is supported by Hisense, Samsung and Powered by Telstra’s 5G.