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Robert Bosch Engineering opens automotive systems lab in Bangalore


Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI), a 100% subsidiary of Germany's Robert Bosch GmbH, a supplier of technology and services, on Tuesday opened their automotive systems laboratory in Bangalore.

This laboratory allows engineers and researchers to study the modern running-mechanism in live engine and vehicle systems by providing hands-on experience with systems like engine management systems, clutch and brake systems, exhaust systems, etc, along with the sensors and actuators.

RBEI is the largest software development centre of Bosch outside Germany with 115,000 employees. It operates seven development centres in Bangalore and Coimbatore.

RBEI has responsibility in the powertrain domain for the whole BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) region and for certain classes of automotives on a global level, like the Low Price Vehicles sector.

“To strengthen our global competitiveness, we need to increase our innovation, research and development capabilities. Solutions developed here will not only contribute to reduction in carbon emissions in automobiles, but also build the skills of local engineers. It will benefit the city in many ways both in terms of infrastructure and talent,” Vijay Ratnaparkhe, Managing Director of RBEI said.

He said the company is committed to invest in developing infrastructure and talent amongst the communities it operates in Bangalore and Coimbatore in India, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

RBEI is also actively partnering various engineering institutes to design automotive curriculum and infrastructure that is needed to develop engineering talent at these universities.