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Bosch EBS, No More Dead Car Batteries

bosch car of the futureBy Asim Waqar

A dead car battery can be justified when you take into account that checking the battery requires actual physical activity. That is all going to change due to a simple but useful innovation.

Bosch has developed an electronic battery sensor (EBS) designed to monitor a battery’s current and future performance levels (by measuring the temperature, current and voltage) which prevents vehicle breakdowns associated with depleted and near-depleted batteries.

This information can be used to ensure enough battery energy is preserved to guarantee a car starts every time it is turned on, and can be integrated with a car’s existing messaging/warning system.

The EBS will be available on an OEM production vehicle in 2006.

Visit the Bosch auto parts homepage here.