Bosch connecting two-wheelers with smart phones

Bosch's electronic fuel injection system also opens up a variety of possibilities for two-wheeler connectivity functions.

For instance, riders can call up information about average fuel consumption or journey details on their smart phone. Smart phones can also be used to activate immobilisers by sending a signal to shut off the fuel supply.

''In Asia, it is this smart phone connectivity that – perhaps even more than emissions regulations – provides the impetus for our electronic fuel injection systems,'' says Bulander.

In China, meanwhile, Bosch is focusing on zero-emission mobility with a range of electrically driven eScooters. The market for these electrically driven two-wheelers is expected to show particularly strong growth in China.

Aside from powertrain technology, Bosch has been offering a comprehensive range of motorcycle safety solutions for many years now.

One of these is an affordable single-channel ABS system that improves the brake performance of low-cost two-wheelers. At the other end of the scale, there is the world-exclusive Bosch motorcycle stability control system – a sort of ESP for motorcycles.

Bosch regards the two-wheeler segment as one of the growth markets of the future and expects worldwide sales of motorcycles to reach around 150 million units in 2020, more than the equivalent figure for cars. Just as it is for cars, Asia is a driver of growth in the two-wheeler segment.

Automotive Technology is the largest Bosch group business sector. According to preliminary figures, its 2013 sales came to €30.7 billion , or 66 per cent of total group sales.

The Bosch group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of €46.1 billion.