Automated driving, electrification and networking as well as shared mobility are changing the way we move from A to B. Means of transport should be comfortable, safe and environmentally friendly - and ideally also individually and flexibly usable. Brose wants to meet these demands. To do this, we network our mechatronic components with software and sensor technology developed in-house to create intelligent systems. This is how we enable new functions in vehicles of all kinds - whether on four or two wheels.
Brose shows "Excellence Inside" at IAA Mobility
Coburg/Munich, 16-08-2023. Bringing intelligently connected mobility solutions to life - Brose is taking up this approach of the IAA Mobility and presenting systems for automobiles and two-wheelers in Munich’s city center from September 5 to 10, 2023. The automotive supplier puts the focus on end customers, who will be able to test future smart comfort functions as well as e-bikes and e-scooters with Brose drives at the booth.
When approaching the parked car, the vehicle recognizes and welcomes the driver with window projections. The user makes a gesture to signal the desire to enter. The door opens automatically. At the same time, the steering wheel lowers into the dashboard and the seat adjusts automatically to make boarding easier.
This new access experience is made possible by our ability to seamlessly blend our vehicle access and interior expertise. Our portfolio comprises all of the necessary components from power opening latches and side door drives to collision and anti-trap protection sensors.
Brose brings its experience as a long-standing market leader for power liftgate systems to the development process.
In the future passengers will decide how they wish to spend their drive. Whether they choose to work, relax or drive the vehicle themselves: electronically controlled seats, screens and storage areas automatically coordinate their positions and the flow of air from the AC system adjusts accordingly.
A newly developed Brose rail system allows interior elements to move independently of one another. If desired, the back seat can rearrange to form two individual seats with power adjuster features that allow passengers to fully recline for ultimate relaxation – or the interior can flexibly adapt to offer maximum cargo space. This happens quietly and quickly thanks to our drives.
Integrated cargo modules in the seat rail make it possible to use the entire vehicle as a cargo space. Charging boxes, even pets can be secured by them, e-scooters can be connected to the modules. The modules feature a data and power interface that enables the use of additional services such as battery charging.
Efficient and environmentally friendly drives
Alongside the vehicle drive system, air conditioning for the vehicle interior and the battery consume the majority of energy in electric cars – which means that maintaining the ideal temperature during a trip reduces range. Brose significantly increases the efficiency of electric vehicles with its integrated thermal management approach. The core element of the system is our electric climate compressor.
The product works with common operational voltages from 48 to 810 volts and runs with both chemical and natural refrigerants. This enables ultra-fast charging and makes it possible to use the compressor as a heat pump.
Brose also develops compact thermal modules that integrate other components such as heat exchangers alongside the compressor for even greater efficiency advantages. The systems generate heat and cold in a closed circuit and control how they are distributed throughout the vehicle based on specific requirements.Optionally, the system is available with a hermetically sealed refrigerant circuit. The circuit is prefilled by Brose and operates maintenance-free.
High-performance sensors for more comfort
A gesture or flick of the foot is all it takes to “magically” open doors or liftgates. What is more, they can identify obstacles and stop movement before a collision occurs.
The same applies to seats that move and fold automatically. It is important that passengers are not injured and the interior of the vehicle is not damaged in the process. Brose has developed powerful radar sensors for this purpose. Their precise and reliable functionality makes many new comfort features possible in the first place.
But the sensors offer a number of additional functions: from parking assist and anti-theft protection to interior monitoring that can identify and distinguish between small children and pets.
Brose has been actively involved in the emerging e-bike market since as early as 2014 and is one of the top three suppliers of drives with mid-hub motors in Europe, the strongest sales region. 150 employees at our Berlin- based e-bike competence center develop and produce systems used worldwide in models made by 50 manufacturers.
The Brose portfolio includes drives for any number of applications from city bikes to mountain bikes along with displays and battery packs. Digital services and the systematic approach are becoming increasingly important in the development of e-bike systems as electrically powered bicycles become more connected. Software-based service tools which dealers and bike shops use for troubleshooting and maintenance are essential elements of our system portfolio. This also includes an app that lets cyclists customize assistance levels and record their routes.
Due to environmental and climate laws, Asia is emerging as a promising market for electrically powered small vehicles like scooters and motorcycles. Brose wants to tap into this potential and will begin supplying motors, control units and power electronics for e-scooters in India starting in 2022. In doing this, we are helping to improve the air quality, particularly in cities.
The Brose drive with integrated power electronics is more efficient than other concepts. As a result, it offers up to 20percent more range. At the same time, the compact design and low weight ensure agile handling.We are expanding our portfolio to include drives for many different performance classes, software solutions for battery management and conversion kits for conventional two wheelers.
Brose Careers: Building excellence together!
Brose offers system expertise from a single source: by integrating electronic controls into mechatronic components and providing expertise in hardware and software, we create excellent solutions for the electrification of the vehicle. Our electronics teams provide ideas and impulses for our mechatronic products.
Our Brose IT is the backbone of the company. Whether in administration or production - expert IT support enables efficient work worldwide and ensures the further development of process solutions. Our IT department constantly reviews current trends and delivers end-to-end IT solutions for digital transformation in close collaboration with our specialist departments.
Project Management & Sales
Develop products faster and successfully market them - project management and sales operate hand in hand at Brose. While our sales specialists are first point of contact for the customers, our project managers act in interdisciplinary teams to successfully manage and implement customer projects within the organization.
Purchasing & Controlling
Purchasing at Brose stands for interdisciplinary collaboration in an international environment. Successfully adopting and adapting innovative ideas from our suppliers is just as important as procuring new materials, technologies and equipment. Our Controlling department is a reliable commercial partner for our central and business divisions as well as for our plants worldwide. With their well-developed business expertise, our controlling teams provide management impetus and guidance while continuing to monitor the long-term success of our company.
Excellent products, services and processes require excellent quality. From structured quality planning and sustainable quality ensuring to continuous improvement of the quality of our services and products - our quality management makes a decisive contribution to the success of our family-owned company. To achieve this, we ensure quality standards, and our quality principles are fulfilled in order to meet customer requirements, during both product development and production phases at our plants around the world.
Get on board and revolutionize tomorrow's mobility:
Frunk access system
Convenient and safe access by radio
- System supplier for mechanics and electronics
- One contact person for the entire system reduces the effort for the customer
- Design of components for optimized interaction of system performance
- System validation and delivery of pre-tested units
Temperature control and ventilation
Sustainable heating and cooling
- Cooling fan module: Broad modular system with wide performance range
- Radial fan: Acoustically and efficiency optimized cooling fan module for applications in electric vehicles
- Heating/air-conditioning fan: Electronically commutated drive with optimized efficiency, weight and installation space
Sustainable heating and cooling for passengers and powertrain
- Demand-driven heat exchange in battery electric vehicles
- Up to 15 % efficiency advantage
- Space, weight and assembly advantages
- Pioneering transformation to natural refrigerants
Central software platform
- Definition, continuous adaptation, updating, and improvement of individual usage scenarios for vehicle access and interior space
- Flexible, scalable software for optimal use of vehicle equipment
- Realization of new functions and business models
Side door access system
Convenient, intuitive and automated vehicle access
- System supplier for mechanics and electronics
- Contact partner for the entire system
- Design of components for optimized interaction of the system
- System validation and delivery of pre-tested units
Next Generation Interior
Flexibility, comfort and safety
- Consistent further development of the product portfolio of manually and electrically adjustable seat structures for all series
- Lower costs, improved function, greater robustness, use of sustainable materials and technologies
- Expansion of seat functionality through adjustment components, sensor technology and electronics for the vehicle interior
Next Generation Exterior
Alternative door kinematics concepts
- System supplier for mechanics and electronics, competent partner for vehicle access concepts of the future
- New advantages for specific fields of application through alternative door kinematics concepts
- Modular design with high degree of standardization for competitive customer applications
Tailgate access system
Convenient, secure and automated vehicle access
- Use of cost-optimized solutions by combining hardware and software know-how
- Ensuring the functionality of the system through overall test plan
- Cost reduction by eliminating specific control units in the overall system
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