Bosch suggest centralized computer with powerful SoC for whole car instead of clusters

Date: 13/12/2023
In a release Bosch shared the growing market-potential for automotive software and hardware. Bosch forecasts that the market for automotive software to reach around € 200 billion by 2030. And the market volume for automotive computers for infotainment and ADAS systems to reach € 32 billion in 2030. Bosch, a traditional as well as advanced automotive component and technology expert is gaining significant strengths in automotive software and electronics hardware.


Bosch said it uses modular system principal for its central vehicle computers. Company supports vehicle manufacturers to modularly and scalably assemble individual solutions in combination with hardware components such as a stand-alone software solution for video perception of surround sensing. Highly software intensive centralised computers can enable manufacturers to implement driving assistance features, making software integration a strong demand. Bosch said it brings integrative expertise and enables software components from various sources to be combined.

Bosch foresee just a few centralised vehicle computers can unite multiple system functions from previously separate domains. A centralised vehicle computer naturally needs a powerful processor integrated SOC chip. A new vehicle computer called cockpit & ADAS integration platform from Bosch is a single SOC made computer delivering both infotainment and driving assistance features such as automated parking and lane detection, paired with smart, personalized navigation and voice assistance simultaneously. A centralized vehicle computer can save space and require less cabling and also said to reduce the cost.

To spread the message, Bosch to demonstrate the fusion of infotainment and driver assistance functions in a software-intensive central computer on a single SoC at next year's consumer Electronics show CES 2024 in Las Vegas.

“We want to reduce the complexity of the electronics systems in cars and make them as secure as possible at the same time. With this demonstration of our new vehicle computer platform at CES, we are taking an important step in exactly this direction. Our goal in the medium term is to bring even more automated driving functions to the road, including to the compact and midsized car segments,” says Dr. Markus Heyn, member of the board of management at Robert Bosch GmbH and chairman of Bosch Mobility.

“Central vehicle computers are the heart of software-defined cars. In the future, they will control all the domains in modern vehicles and reduce the currently high number of individual control units,” says Heyn.

Bosch has designed its new vehicle computers to support SOCs from different semiconductor vendors. If customers want is the computer to be powered by so-and-so vendor, Bosch can design that computer supporting that SOC chip vendor.


“Our software runs on chips from different chip manufacturers. This allows software and hardware to be decoupled from each other,” says Heyn.

Bosch claims it is one of the few companies, which has the ability to develop centralised electronic architecture from start to finish and has mastered interplay of automotive electronics, software, and the cloud. Any new features such as driver assistance are send to the system through over the air updates, enabling the driver to have a personalised to digital driving experience throughout the lifetime of the car.

News Source: Bosch