The Truth About Cars » Bosch http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 19:07:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Piston Slap: The Cat’s Meow for OEM or Aftermarket Parts? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/piston-slap-cats-meow-oem-aftermarket-parts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/piston-slap-cats-meow-oem-aftermarket-parts/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 12:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1307481 John writes: I recently had a local shop confirm the need for O2 sensors in my Jaguar S-Type. With 97,000 miles on them, it seems very likely they need replacement, and the mechanic wants to install factory sensors at the cost of some $650 for the parts. I can purchase Denso or Bosch from the local parts […]

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John writes: I recently had a local shop confirm the need for O2 sensors in my Jaguar S-Type. With 97,000 miles on them, it seems very likely they need replacement, and the mechanic wants to install factory sensors at the cost of some $650 for the parts. I can purchase Denso or Bosch from the local parts […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Green and Mean for ’16, EU Wants to Inspect ECUs, and Opel is Anti-rear-ending (In The Worst Way) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-green-mean-16-eu-wants-inspect-ecus-opel-anti-rear-ending-worst-way/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-green-mean-16-eu-wants-inspect-ecus-opel-anti-rear-ending-worst-way/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274361 The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has released its Greenest and Meanest cars for 2016 — and it’s bookended by vehicles from Daimler. That, Europe wants to open up ECU code, Bosch says “You wouldn’t understand, so why bother?” and GayWheels takes aim at a possibly tasteless German Opel advert about, erm, rear-ending … after the […]

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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has released its Greenest and Meanest cars for 2016 — and it’s bookended by vehicles from Daimler. That, Europe wants to open up ECU code, Bosch says “You wouldn’t understand, so why bother?” and GayWheels takes aim at a possibly tasteless German Opel advert about, erm, rear-ending … after the […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Turns To Former FBI Chief, Renault Just ‘Improving’ Emissions, GM Buys Ridesharing Service http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-turns-former-fbi-chief-renault-just-improving-emissions-gm-buys-ridesharing-service/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-turns-former-fbi-chief-renault-just-improving-emissions-gm-buys-ridesharing-service/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269449 Volkswagen just tabbed a former FBI director to be the highest paid traffic cop in the universe. That, Renault is only “improving” its emissions, GM’s big bet on ride sharing and the world’s biggest auto supplier says diesel isn’t dead … after the break! Report: Volkswagen will tab former FBI director to help in US investigations […]

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Volkswagen just tabbed a former FBI director to be the highest paid traffic cop in the universe. That, Renault is only “improving” its emissions, GM’s big bet on ride sharing and the world’s biggest auto supplier says diesel isn’t dead … after the break! Report: Volkswagen will tab former FBI director to help in US investigations […]

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Supplier Bosch Under Investigation for Role in VW Cheating Scandal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/supplier-bosch-investigation-role-vw-cheating-scandal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/supplier-bosch-investigation-role-vw-cheating-scandal/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 22:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242585 Auto supply giant Bosch is being investigated for its part in the widespread emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen, Bloomberg reported (via Automotive News). Prosecutors in Stuttgart say that they’ve contacted the company, which supplied Volkswagen with engine control modules that helped the cars illegally pass emissions tests, about their role in engineering the illegal […]

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Auto supply giant Bosch is being investigated for its part in the widespread emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen, Bloomberg reported (via Automotive News). Prosecutors in Stuttgart say that they’ve contacted the company, which supplied Volkswagen with engine control modules that helped the cars illegally pass emissions tests, about their role in engineering the illegal […]

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What We Missed in the News, Post-LA Auto Show Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/what-we-missed-in-the-news-post-la-auto-show-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/what-we-missed-in-the-news-post-la-auto-show-edition/#comments Sat, 21 Nov 2015 20:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1224185 While we were hanging outside the Staples Center begging passersby for photos, information and leftover shrimp from the Los Angeles Auto Show to share with you all (well, maybe not the shrimp), there was still news happening that we didn’t get the chance to cover. So, here it is in condensed form. Volkswagen ECM Supplier Bosch Under Investigation […]

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While we were hanging outside the Staples Center begging passersby for photos, information and leftover shrimp from the Los Angeles Auto Show to share with you all (well, maybe not the shrimp), there was still news happening that we didn’t get the chance to cover. So, here it is in condensed form. Volkswagen ECM Supplier Bosch Under Investigation […]

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Bosch Didn’t Supply Cheating Software on Dirty Diesels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/bosch-didnt-supply-cheating-software-dirty-diesels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/bosch-didnt-supply-cheating-software-dirty-diesels/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:45:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1191578 A former federal official and the Environmental Protection Agency said that German supplier Bosch didn’t supply Volkswagen — or other automakers — with cheating software, implying that Volkswagen engineers acted alone in deceiving emission tests, Reuters reported (via Automotive News). According to the report, Bosch supplies the engine control management unit for most four-cylinder diesel passenger cars, […]

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A former federal official and the Environmental Protection Agency said that German supplier Bosch didn’t supply Volkswagen — or other automakers — with cheating software, implying that Volkswagen engineers acted alone in deceiving emission tests, Reuters reported (via Automotive News). According to the report, Bosch supplies the engine control management unit for most four-cylinder diesel passenger cars, […]

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Report: Supplier Warned VW About Illegal Device in 2007 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-supplier-warned-vw-about-illegal-device-in-2007/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-supplier-warned-vw-about-illegal-device-in-2007/#comments Mon, 28 Sep 2015 19:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1183018 According to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Bosch engineers told Volkswagen in 2007 that software the supplier had offered for the cars in testing, which made it into road cars, was illegal and should not be used. The newspaper, which did not cite any sources in the story, said a spokesperson for Bosch did not comment on the […]

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According to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Bosch engineers told Volkswagen in 2007 that software the supplier had offered for the cars in testing, which made it into road cars, was illegal and should not be used. The newspaper, which did not cite any sources in the story, said a spokesperson for Bosch did not comment on the […]

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Volkswagen Warned About Cheating As Early As 2007 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagen-warned-about-cheating-as-early-as-2007/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagen-warned-about-cheating-as-early-as-2007/#comments Sun, 27 Sep 2015 14:09:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1182042 While the EPA recently revealed Volkswagen’s diesels were cheating emissions tests, two newspapers learned VW was warned about cheating as early as 2007. The German newspapers Bild am Sonntag and Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagzeitung reported the warning in their respective publications, Chicago Tribune says. The former, though VW’s internal investigation, found the automaker was told by […]

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While the EPA recently revealed Volkswagen’s diesels were cheating emissions tests, two newspapers learned VW was warned about cheating as early as 2007. The German newspapers Bild am Sonntag and Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagzeitung reported the warning in their respective publications, Chicago Tribune says. The former, though VW’s internal investigation, found the automaker was told by […]

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BMW Unveils $6,500 Suitcase-Size EV Charger http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/bmw-unveils-6500-suitcase-size-ev-charger/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/bmw-unveils-6500-suitcase-size-ev-charger/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=874913 Owners of BMWs i Series vehicles may soon have more places to charge their vehicles, all thanks to the automaker’s new, less-expensive, suitcase-sized charger. Automotive News reports the 100-pound, 24-kilowatt chargers, made by Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, will be available to companies who partner with BMW for the low price of $6,500, and can recharge […]

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Owners of BMWs i Series vehicles may soon have more places to charge their vehicles, all thanks to the automaker’s new, less-expensive, suitcase-sized charger. Automotive News reports the 100-pound, 24-kilowatt chargers, made by Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, will be available to companies who partner with BMW for the low price of $6,500, and can recharge […]

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Bosch Following German OEMs To Mexico http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/bosch-following-german-oems-to-mexico/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/bosch-following-german-oems-to-mexico/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:45:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=858753 Bosch is set to follow German OEMs like Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen and set up manufacturing facilities in Mexico. The investment, said to be worth as much as $544 million, will be good for 3,000 jobs, according to Reuters. The investment will not only cover factory jobs, but also high value R&D jobs thanks to a […]

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Bosch is set to follow German OEMs like Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen and set up manufacturing facilities in Mexico. The investment, said to be worth as much as $544 million, will be good for 3,000 jobs, according to Reuters. The investment will not only cover factory jobs, but also high value R&D jobs thanks to a […]

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UK Diesels 21 Percent Cleaner Than A Decade Ago http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/uk-diesels-21-percent-cleaner-than-a-decade-ago/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/uk-diesels-21-percent-cleaner-than-a-decade-ago/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:30:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=782033 A study issued earlier this month by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has concluded that modern diesel engines in the United Kingdom are 21 percent cleaner than that were a decade earlier. Hybrid Cars reports the group’s New Car CO2 Report also found modern diesels to be 27 percent more economical than in […]

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A study issued earlier this month by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has concluded that modern diesel engines in the United Kingdom are 21 percent cleaner than that were a decade earlier. Hybrid Cars reports the group’s New Car CO2 Report also found modern diesels to be 27 percent more economical than in […]

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Bosch Launches EV Home Charger With Sub-$450 MSRP http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/bosch-launches-ev-home-charger-with-sub-450-msrp/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/bosch-launches-ev-home-charger-with-sub-450-msrp/#comments Fri, 10 May 2013 15:19:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488068 Bosch has introduced a home charging point for EVs that costs half as much as current competitors, which will no doubt be welcome news for current and prospective EV buyers. Dubbed the PowerMax, the charger is said to be capable of 240V charging at half the time of the equivalent Level 2 chargers currently available […]

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Bosch has introduced a home charging point for EVs that costs half as much as current competitors, which will no doubt be welcome news for current and prospective EV buyers. Dubbed the PowerMax, the charger is said to be capable of 240V charging at half the time of the equivalent Level 2 chargers currently available […]

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Piston Slap: The Gassy Dart, the Bosch-eating Magnum http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/piston-slap-the-gassy-dart-the-bosch-eating-magnum/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/piston-slap-the-gassy-dart-the-bosch-eating-magnum/#comments Wed, 18 May 2011 22:38:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395000 TTAC reader sportsuburbanGT writes: Hi Sajeev, Have a couple of questions: I have a 72 Dodge Dart that I am performing a 318 to 340 swap.  It’s taken longer than I planned (lack of time), I backed the car in the garage 2 years ago and now I am planning on firing it up in […]

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TTAC reader sportsuburbanGT writes: Hi Sajeev, Have a couple of questions: I have a 72 Dodge Dart that I am performing a 318 to 340 swap.  It’s taken longer than I planned (lack of time), I backed the car in the garage 2 years ago and now I am planning on firing it up in […]

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Bosch Creates 24,000 New Jobs. In China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/bosch-creates-24000-new-jobs-in-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/bosch-creates-24000-new-jobs-in-china/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:13:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388375 The world’s largest automotive supplier, Bosch, is investing big into the world’s largest car market, China. The company has 283,000 employees worldwide. 26,000 of them work in China. Soon, that n umber will nearly double to 50,000, reports Bosch’s hometown paper, the Stuttgarter Nachrichten. This is Bosch’s announced target for 2015. Right now, Bosch is […]

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The world’s largest automotive supplier, Bosch, is investing big into the world’s largest car market, China. The company has 283,000 employees worldwide. 26,000 of them work in China. Soon, that n umber will nearly double to 50,000, reports Bosch’s hometown paper, the Stuttgarter Nachrichten. This is Bosch’s announced target for 2015. Right now, Bosch is […]

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