A year after Bosch opened a software engineering center for the automotive industry in Sofia Tech Park, Bosch will also have a hardware department in Sofia to work on the engineering of key automotive control components.
According to the interview for Capital of Thomas Metz, Managing Director of Bosch Engineering Center Sofia, as a first step, the Sofia team will develop hardware for a central communication module (Automotive Gateways). Modules play an important role as a central hub for the communication of the electronic control units in an automobile.
The Sofia-based team is also a part of over 40 projects together with the company’s development units in Germany, USA, Hungary, and Romania. Projects include driver assistance systems (AI monitoring and evaluation of the behavior of drivers to prevent accidents), automated driving, electric mobility, a front-facing video camera tracking the road conditions, intelligent headlight control, and even software for electric bicycles.
Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the German company plans to expand further and continues to expand its team in Sofia. The office opened with 120 employees, and today the Sofia-based team exceeds 250 people.