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VW and Bosch team up to boost Europe's battery ambitions

JV will supply battery production systems, help grow manufacturing sites

Bosch opens German chip plant, its biggest-ever investment

But don't expect it to ease the automotive chip shortage right away

Bosch, Microsoft join forces to develop vehicle software platform

Microsoft Azure is also going to work for VW and GM

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Bosch working on 3D interactive cockpit displays

It says drivers grasp 3D visual cues faster than on conventional displays

New alliance to promote diesel cars in the U.S.

BorgWarner and Bosch, two manufacturers of diesel components, have co-founded the U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars. This new group will promote the fuel efficiency and environmental benefits of modern diesel cars. The coalition's first announcement was to complain that gasoline is taxed at a lower rate than diesel and how this price difference hampers diesel's competitiveness. The taxes run in exactly the opposite direction in most European countries. The average gallon of U.S. diesel cos

BMW not interested in BLUETEC

While VW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and even Jeep will market diesel vehicles with BLUETEC technology in the U.S. soon, BMW will go its own way. BMW wants to develop a urea-based technology to reduce NOx before making a sustained push here with diesel products. The company already offers a number of diesel cars in Europe where emissions standards aren't as tough. BLUETEC with AdBlue, which was developed by Mercedes and Bosch, meets strict 2009 U.S. standards. AdBlue uses urea-based additives to cut NO

Bosch sees diesel market to triple in U.S.

Bosch is celebrating its 100th anniversary but hidden in a company news release was a statement from Peter Marks, Bosch's chief for the Americas, that the company expects diesel engines to triple their share of the market.

Automakers, suppliers meet to discuss diesel plans

The aptly named Diesel Forecast is reporting on a diesel technology discussion involving BMW, Volvo, Audi, and Bosch, and the path that each may take to address the increasingly-stringent emission requirements in the U.S. and in Europe.

Bosch launches new tri-fuel injection system

With the future of automotive fuels a bit less certain, Bosch is hedging its bets and will offer a tri-fuel version of its NG-Motronic engine management system.

Union threatens strikes at DaimlerChrysler, Porsche, Bosch

German engineering union IG Metall will start "warning strikes" at DaimlerChrylser, Porsche and Bosch plants in southwestern Germany, beginning March 1. Such token job actions by German unions are often used as a bargaining lever with companies before launching full-blown strikes.