Micro Climate Monitoring System for India launched
With technological supremacy being built on the foundation of connectivity, Bosch has been developing local solutions that specifically cater to the needs of the Indian customer.
“The journey towards ‘connected’ began years ago at Bosch India. We have been investing in the region consistently and for the financial year 2017-18 we will invest over INR 900 crores,” mentioned, Mr. Soumitra Bhattacharya, president, Bosch Group India, and managing director, Bosch Limited. Elaborating on the need to invest today in future technologies, he further commented, “Roughly 15 percent of our yearly investment is directed towards R&D activities. The region accounts for over 30 percent of the Group’s R&D engineer pool, making Bosch India the largest center outside Germany with 18,500 engineers.”
Bosch creates cutting-edge services to gather intelligence and deliver meaningful insights. Speaking in this regard, Vijay Ratnaparkhe, managing director and president, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, announced the launch of a locally developed Micro Climate Monitoring System (MCMS) in New Delhi.
"Climate risk is pertinent irrespective of where you are located. When mostly all aspects of daily life are connected and compatible, it only makes sense to have an accurate indicator of environmental quality levels to devise the best living and working conditions,” said Ratnaparkhe. MCMS can aid in relaying critical information such as Particulate Matter, NOx, Carbon Monoxide, and other important environmental parameters, by which the quality of life for citizens can be enhanced.
Elaborating further he said, “In the age of IoT when all devices are interconnected and can speak with each other, air quality monitoring is just one of the many technologies that enables this connectivity and better decision making even for industries.”
Across all regions, Bosch roughly files 18 patents per working day. In India, drawing on the strength of its vast R&D base, since 2006 the Group has filed over 1,000 patents.
“Bosch India’s R&D journey will gain momentum as India is one of the three locations identified by the global team to set up an artificial intelligence center,” further commented Ratnaparkhe. Globally for Bosch, within just five years, products featuring artificial intelligence is expected to account for 10 percent of Bosch Group’s sales.