Tobias Matter, Bosch Engineering Center Cluj: “Authorities should be role models in the way of driving Romania forward”
“We are present in all fields of electrification across the world. For example, in China, we are one of the largest suppliers for electrification in passenger cars. We are preparing ourselves for years in this regard. In Romania, our plant in Jucu is producing central ECUs for electric cars and hybrid cars.
Overall, we have delivered over 2 billion ECUs in the last years for the automotive industry. We see a strong growth in the software area. Our 1,500 engineers in Cluj are contributing to developing the software-defined vehicles, from steering to fuel cell, autonomous driving,” Tobias Matter, Head of Bosch Engineering Center Cluj said during Green Mobility Conference powered by Automotive Today and The Diplomat-Bucharest.
“We have a clear dedication to support these activities, but also to enable mobility. We are developing not only hardware and software for the cars, but also the connection to the cloud, applications for the OEMs as well as for the end users to enable a much easier life in the future no matter the mobility solution you are choosing. Additionally, we will have a further transition as Euro 7 standard will come, and the topic of hydrogen mobility needs to be further developed.
We are going to sell from next year hydrogen engines, and we are already growing strongly in the fuel cells segment. We have recently launched another production site in China to fulfil the demand we are getting.
In big cities we see the need to switch to other mobility solutions instead of individual cars. We need to be open and not only be focused on electrified, but also think about hydrogen. Talking about charging stations, we should focus more on installing them in the countryside areas where we travel. It’s not an urgency to invest in charging stations in the cities because we already have other mobility solutions there.
Authorities should be role models in the way of driving Romania forward. We need to have a better collaboration between authorities to further develop the country.”
Full recording of the conference HERE.