Bosch Software Innovations GmbH
Connected services for electrified mobility by Bosch
Charge and pay app: The smartphone is the key to finding charging stations for electric vehicles and pay for the charging process, all with a single click. Bosch developed charging apps together with automakers including Mercedes-Benz, smart, and Renault. These currently provide customers with access to some 17,400 charging stations in five countries in Europe, and more are expected to be added soon.
Predictive range forecast: The service calculates how far an electric car can travel in modes ranging from sporty to economical. To do so, it factors in not only vehicle data such as current battery charge and energy consumption of heating and air conditioning, but also information from the vehicle’s surroundings. This includes the current traffic situation, topographical data for the route ahead, and the outside temperature. With this additional information, the range of electric cars can be calculated with particular precision.
Charging assistant: This service is based on the predictive range forecast and offers suggestions for things to do along the route while recharging. Thanks to additional information about restaurants, cafés, and shopping options, drivers can make the most of the charging time and relax. The result is a pleasant long-distance journey, even with an electric car.
Charging service in smart homes: A new service manages vehicle charging in smart homes. It helps to optimize how these houses use energy. For instance, the electric car’s battery can supplement the stationary storage device for the house’s photovoltaic system. During the day, the car absorbs excess solar power and feeds it back at night as necessary.