Bengaluru, Mar 8 (GCBusiness) Bosch’s Two-Wheeler & Powersports Business Unit is continuing the ride towards the global target of one billion euros of sales in 2020, generated by assistance, powertrain, electrification, and connectivity systems.
Based on Freedonia, the global demand for two wheelers is forecasted to grow annually by more than 4 per cent from 2017 and touch 122 million bikes by 2022. Major growth of the Two-Wheeler & Powersports business is forecasted in India.
“The two wheeler landscape today is undergoing many changes as industry players look to innovate their service offerings. As a key player in the two wheeler space, Bosch has always endeavored to provide services that integrate cutting-edge technology with the company’s inherent focus on functionality and efficiency,” says Geoff Liersch, Head of Two-Wheeler & Powersports Business Unit.
After the successful introduction of ABS and MSC technologies, Bosch has introduced its first advanced rider assistance systems for motorcycles, comprising adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and blind-spot detection. According to Bosch accident research estimates, these radar-based assistance systems could prevent one in seven motorcycle accidents. The technology underpinning these systems is a combination of radar sensor, brake system, engine management, and human machine interface. This system will go to market with Ducati and KTM as soon as 2020, according to a release here on Friday.
“We at Bosch are working towards ensuring a smooth transition to the new emission norms with a tailored product portfolio for the Indian market supporting vehicle manufacturers with local engineering competence – aiming towards realizing the vision of nearly emissions-free mobility”, said Prabhu Panduranga, Regional President Two-Wheeler & Powersports Business Unit, Bosch India.