Bosch to boost EV range by 6% with new semiconductors
Bosch has become synonymous with the ascendant EV industry, and its components can be found in over 500,000 electric and hybrid vehicles around the world. The company’s electric drive powertrain suite offers some of the highest levels of efficiency on the market.
SiC semiconductors boast a significant jump in electrical conductivity over common silicon chips, offering higher switching frequencies while considerably cutting energy loss through heat dissipation by 50%.
Bosch added that the reduction in heat loss and the ability for SiC chips to operate at much higher temperatures means that manufacturers can reduce the amount of cooling components in power trains, saving costs and weight.
The result of their installation in EVs will be an increase in range of up to 6% on a single charge, going some way to addressing the concerns of the 42% that, according to Bosch, decide against purchasing an EV due to concerns about battery life.
“Silicon carbide semiconductors bring more power to electric motors. For motorists, this means a 6 percent increase in range,” said Harald Kroeger, member of Bosch’s management board, in the company’s press release.
“Semiconductors are a core component of all electrical systems. They are also turning data into a coveted raw material of the future. As they are becoming increasingly important in our fields of activity, we want to continuously expand our manufacturing operations.”
Bosch says that its mobility business is growing faster than the market. In a 10 September press release, the firm announced that it had secured electromobility orders worth a total of €13bn, with CEO Dr Volkmar Denner adding: “Bosch is making mobility climate-friendly and affordable.”
ServiceNow pumps millions into EU service compliance
ServiceNow, the digital workflow company, has announced a multimillion euro investment to help EU customers meet compliance requirements.
The legal, technical and organisational safeguards will help companies to comply with the the Schrems II judgment and European Data Protection Board (EDPB) Recommendations issued in June 2021.
ServiceNow’s investment means all EU-hosted data will be exclusively handled within the EU, and the cloud-hosted digital workflow provider claims its solution will come “without impact on current delivery and service”.
ServiceNow upgrade: free of charge
There will be no cost for current customers to opt in to the data compliance solution, even though ServiceNow is investing an unspecified multimillion euro sum and hiring more than 80 new staff across the bloc.
Mark Cockerill, vice president legal, EMEA and global head of privacy at ServiceNow, said: “With any regulation change, cloud services companies have a choice. They can adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach or get proactive and help customers and partners innovate. At ServiceNow we are on the front foot, continually investing in our customers, allowing them to operate with the highest level of choice and control over their EU data.
ServiceNow upgrade: ‘peace of mind’
“Our new EU-centric service delivery model will give our current customers and partners peace of mind. For customers and partners operating in highly regulated industries, or in the public sector, or those that have yet to make the switch to the cloud, this model gives them certainty and simplicity when selecting the cloud service that best suits their needs.”
Carla Arend, lead analyst, cloud in europe for IDC, said, “The Schrems II ruling has led European organizations to revisit their cloud-related data protection policies and processes when it comes to international data transfers through cloud services.
“Contractual, privacy, and security safeguards and the assurance that data will be kept and handled in the EU help European organizations to comply with European data protection laws while taking advantage of global cloud platforms. Vendors, such as ServiceNow, that invest to support their customers in response to this ruling are providing essential choice to their customers.”