Bosch bundles automotive software development at ETAS
Bosch will consolidate the development of application-independent software for vehicles and the cloud under the umbrella of ETAS GmbH. In the course of this, ESCRYPT automotive security solutions will become part of the offering of a cross-domain platform for future software-defined vehicles.
Bosch is taking further strategic steps toward a leading position in the software-dominated future of mobility. Basic vehicle software, middleware, cloud services, and development tools for universal applications will be developed and sold under the umbrella of ETAS GmbH. From mid-2022, a total of 2,300 experts from different development areas of Bosch and ETAS will be merged under ETAS GmbH.
Bundling the portfolio of application-independent software for vehicles and the cloud at ETAS creates a central platform which allows for a quicker and more efficient development of software together with partners. “Our universal software foundation is essential for the digitalization of modern, software-defined vehicles,” says Dr. Stefan Hartung, Chairman of the Mobility Solutions business sector of Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch will combine its universal software platform with expertise in the development of innovative software functions. “Thereby we are creating a USP and a significant competitive advantage for Bosch,” says Dr. Markus Heyn, Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH. In the future, ETAS will offer this universal platform and the accompanying development environment to automotive manufacturers and other suppliers.
“In the future development of vehicle operating systems, we want to position ourselves even better in the global market,” says Heyn. “With this move, we are providing existing and new customers with an integrated, horizontal, cross-domain platform that will allow them to realize software-defined vehicles,” adds Christoph Hartung, Chairman of the Board of Management of ETAS GmbH.
ESCRYPT, as a brand of ETAS GmbH, brings to the table the appropriate cybersecurity solutions for securing the software-defined vehicles, intelligent transportation systems and connected vehicle fleets of the future.