New Cloud Suite Connects Off-Highway Vehicles
By Chad Elmore09 April 2019
Bosch Rexroth made a number of introductions at Bauma 2019 targeted at original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers looking for hydraulic, electronic and electrical solutions.
For example, its new Connected Off-Highway Solution connects off-highway vehicles with the Bosch’s flexible Internet of Things (IoT) suite, to which more than 4 million cars are already connected.
The company said IoT is becoming increasingly relevant for mobile working machines and it saw a market for comprehensive solutions for construction machinery, combining a globally reliable IT infrastructure which complies with the relevant legislation with the special sector requirements. The solution was developed with other partners from the Bosch Group.
A sector-specific pre-configured version of this back-end, the Connected Off-Highway Solution was created with the categories Fleet Management, Vehicle Health, Remote R&D and Workflows.
Both the end-to-end solution and the individually selectable modules can be linked to third-party systems, said the company. Conversely, the open modules can be integrated into existing IoT back-ends in the same way. Together with its parent company, Bosch Rexroth thus combines IoT expertise with proven application experience in the areas of hydraulics, transmission systems, mechanics, diesel engines, electric drives and battery technology.
Completely modular and open, the system connects vehicles and their sub-systems via a cloud. The scope of functions can be configured individually via a wide range of apps and open development options. OEMs can design their own applications while machine lessors and insurers can come up with new business models or drive forward future developments.
See Bosch Rexroth in Hall A3 Booth 327.