Bosch showcases VMS technologies at vehicle dynamics exposition

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The Bosch Group is showcasing its Vehicle Motion and Safety (VMS) technologies at the second annual Vehicle Dynamics Expo North America at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Mich. The expo began Oct. 22 and will run through Oct. 24.

The VMS technologies integrate existing vehicle systems to create an intelligent network that provides optimum safety, comfort, stability and agility.

"Our unique system development process allows us to offer new functionality by linking existing vehicle technologies," says Dr. Kay Stepper, director of marketing and product planning for the Chassis Systems Controls Division of Robert Bosch LLC. "We're not just providing a component, we offer the entire system solution our customers are looking for."

The schedule of Bosch presentations is as follows:

* On Thursday, Oct. 23, Dr. Dieter Hoetzer, product manager, will discuss the increasing market penetration of driver assistance systems and Bosch's wide range of solutions, including high-performance systems and low-cost sensor components.

* Also on Thursday, Dr. Kevin Wu, technical expert, will discuss the improvements made to trailer sway mitigation through the use of trailer brakes.

* On Friday, Oct. 24, Dr. Stepper will discuss how Bosch's integration of VMS improves driving dynamics and the agility of the vehicle.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It is comprised of Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in roughly 50 countries.

In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, thermo-technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 70 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with reported sales of $9.5 billion in fiscal 2007.

In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, Bosch generated global sales of more than 46.3 billion euros (more than $63 billion) in fiscal 2007.

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