What’s happening: Bosch is leading the way in the worldwide research and development of the future 6G mobile communications standard. The company is actively involved in projects, alliances, and initiatives at both national and international levels to lay important foundations for 6G technology.
Why it matters: 6G technology will be much more than just an infrastructure for connectivity; it will greatly increase the efficiency of autonomous driving cars, smart cities, and connected industries. Bosch’s commitment to 6G technology is of strategic importance, and the company is currently investing several million euros in research and development for 6G.
- Bosch and Nokia have expanded their research alliance to include 6G technology. The two companies are conducting joint research on the next generation of networks and investigating how to use future 6G networks for both communications and sensors.
- Bosch is currently contributing its expertise and experience to five publicly funded projects, focusing primarily on integrating communication and sensor-based environment recognition.
- The next generation of mobile communications will integrate new functionalities similar to radar sensors. With 6G, it will be possible to detect the position of objects in the network’s coverage area without these objects having to be equipped with a radio module.
- Germany, Europe, Japan, and the United States have launched investment programs totaling around 4.5 billion dollars in 6G development.
Bottom line: Bosch is taking a leading role in the development of 6G technology, with increased investment and research alliances at national and international levels. The next generation of mobile communications will integrate new functionalities and greatly increase the efficiency of various industries.