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BOSCH HAS TECHNOLOGY TO ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT OF 'SUPER CAR'

 FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Bosch, as the leading manufacturer of electronic engine management systems, has the technology to help the Big Three domestic auto manufacturers and the federal government in their partnership to develop a highly fuel- efficient and environmentally friendly "super car."
 "Since the development of the oxygen sensor, which is a critical component of the catalytic converter, Bosch has had a rich history of developing components and systems that increase fuel economy and reduce emissions," said Joseph V. Borruso, senior vice president - sales and engineering for Robert Bosch Corporation's Automotive Group. "We're confident that our technology will continue to make contributions in the development of fuel-efficient and low-emission vehicles of the future."
 Bosch innovations introduced at the recent International Automobile Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, are the result of ongoing research and development activities taking place at the company's facilities worldwide.
 In addition to light-weight materials and aerodynamic designs, higher quality engine-management systems will make the cars of the future cleaner, more fuel-efficient and more reliable. Bosch is currently working to integrate several engine-management functions into a single electronic control unit. The latest example of this is the Motronic MP6 system for four-cylinder engines. The hybrid design offers compact componentry, resistance to temperatures and vibration and high- performance fuel injection, ignition control and oxygen control.
 Most of the harmful emissions emitted by a vehicle are produced in the first few minutes after a vehicle is started, before the catalytic converter is sufficiently heated. To help resolve this, Bosch has developed a secondary air system. This system injects air into the exhaust manifold to produce extra-hot exhaust gas immediately after starting to quickly heat up the catalytic converter while reducing hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. Once the catalytic converter is working at its peak effectiveness, the system returns to normal operation.
 Through its Farmington Hills-based Automotive Group, Bosch delivers a variety of precision components and systems to U.S., transplant and European customers. These include gasoline and diesel fuel-injection and emissions-control components, anti-lock braking and traction-control systems, air bag trigger units, smart power semiconductors and power diodes, starter motors, alternators, relays and transmission control solenoids.
 An American company based in Broadview, Ill., Robert Bosch Corporation is wholly owned by Robert Bosch GmbH, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
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 /CONTACT: Margret E. Nordquist of Robert Bosch Corporation, 708-865-5367; or Tim Keenan of Eisbrenner Public Relations, 313-641-1446, for Robert Bosch Corporation/


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