GLOBAL PRESENCE FOR LOCAL REQUIREMENTSGlobal presence With its flex fuel drive system experts, Bosch enjoys proximity to automobile manufacturers worldwide, knows the specific local requirements for the technology and understands the peculiarities through local development and manufacture. Development centers for flex fuel technology exist in Europe, Asia, North America and South America. Bosch also helps vehicle manufacturers on site in developing new markets."
MAXIMUM BENEFIT WITH COMPLETE SYSTEM
System and connectivity expertise Bosch has a comprehensive understanding of powertrain systems. This includes knowledge of the numerous technical parameters, correlations and dependencies of a flex fuel system. Bosch's system expertise ensures the optimal design of the individual components and hence maximum system efficiency. System networking with intelligent software achieves optimum functionality, even with differing fuel mixture ratios."
FROM DEVELOPMENT TO THE SPARE PART
Reliable partnership Bosch supports vehicle manufacturers' flex fuel activities throughout the vehicle's entire life cycle, from designing new vehicle concepts to development and application, and up to series production and vehicle service. At the same time, Bosch contributes extensive knowledge to cooperative partnerships with the vehicle manufacturers, offers knowledge transfer and helps to market the jointly developed technology to the end customer."
TECHNOLOGY FOR FLEX FUEL SYSTEMS AND EXPERTISE IN DIFFERENT VEHICLE CLASSES
Comprehensive portfolio and know-how for vehicles, infrastructure, and services Bosch develops and manufactures flex fuel technology for a broad vehicle segment, from motorcycles to passenger cars to light-duty commercial vehicles. For flex fuel vehicles, Bosch offers a broad product range for the vehicle functions of fuel supply, fuel injection, air management, ignition, engine management and exhaust-gas treatment. The range of components is rounded out by the innovative Flexstart system solution and flex fuel technology with gasoline direct injection."
FLEX FUEL SYSTEMS IN OEM QUALITY
Quality and reliability Bosch technology for flex fuel vehicles meets the highest technical performance requirements and offers a high degree of functional safety and reliability. The high quality of this technology is down to years of experience in the development of flex fuel systems. Bosch has been developing and manufacturing technology for flex fuel systems since 1986. Bosch's high quality standard contributes significantly to the reliability of the flex fuel systems, even with inferior fuel compositions."
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS
Innovative strength and speed As an innovation driver in the automobile industry, Bosch is making sure that innovative technology is being developed to a large-scale production standard for flex fuel systems too. With Flexstart, Bosch has launched the first series-produced system for cold start with ethanol fuel. The Brazilian Ministry for Science and Technology has recognized Bosch for its flex fuel technology with the \"Technological Innovation Finep Award\". In Brazil, Bosch has also received the \"Automotive Business\" Award and the coveted \"Auto data\" Award in the \"Technology Innovation\" category and - several times already - the \"Prêmio Rei\" Award."