Bosch Automotive Aftermarket on the right track with new motorsport wheel alignment
- New Bosch wheel alignment tool perfects vehicle setup in just minutes
- Revolutionises race engineers’ ability to tune handling and setup during practice and qualifying sessions
- Builds on Bosch’s long history of supporting all levels of Motorsport
Saving time and improving accuracy in the pit lane, the new Bosch wheel alignment rig helps race teams perfect the vehicle setup in just minutes. Developed by Bosch Motorsport authorised dealer Motorsport Systems, in response to feedback from the racing community, the new system has already seen action as part of the British Touring Car Championship.
Bosch Motorsport has a long history of supporting top teams with vital components and integrated systems. However, this new solution is born from Bosch equipment’s expertise in workshop-based wheel alignment, and promises to revolutionise race car setup.
Traditionally many race teams have not had access to an accurate wheel alignment tool while at a track, especially in the confines of the pit garages. This new solution from Bosch promises to revolutionise race engineers’ ability to fine tune handling and setup during practice and qualifying sessions.
Specially adapted to be portable, but retaining its accuracy, the rugged equipment allows the precise measurement of toe, toe-out on-turns, caster and the all-important camber quickly and easily. Packed in a flight case, the system offers quick set up, and is controlled via a rugged, touch-screen tablet. With large, clear adjustment graphics and live on-screen measurements, it remains both powerful and easy to use with an intuitive interface.
Designed to handle any vehicle with a wheel base of up to six meters, the new Bosch technology is suitable for all race car applications. The man behind the development of the system, Rich Benton of Motorsport Systems, knows the impact that the system will have. “There’s been a desperate need for something this portable and rugged and yet easy to use. It will let engineers quickly dial in changes to the car’s set up as soon as the driver returns to the pits. As a result it will prove vital in getting the best from the car on any given day.”
The new equipment will be in use by the Speedworks Motorsport team during the seasons 11 races at tracks across the UK.
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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.
*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.
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