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Press Release © BOSCH Compact electronics monitors the car battery February 2007 Bosch Electronic Battery Sensor in series P1502 AE Ks/Vi production > No more flat car battris thanks to enhanced energy management > Compact sensor ited inthe battey’s pole niche > Intgrates software determines batten’ curent condition Bosch has started manufacture ofthe Electronic Battery Sensor (EBS). It can goa long way towards voiding the most common cause of, breakdowns: a tht battery, With its inograted evaluation electronies, the sensor measures the battery voltage, current and temperature, calculating from these all the information that describes the condition of the ear battery. The eneray management system inearprated in modern cars uses these values to continuously guarantee suiicient battery energy so that the vehicle ean be started reliably aven ater along stationary period, In 2007, more vehicles equipped withthe sensor wl go into series production The Sosch battery sensor consists of chip that contain all the electronics, anda shunt for current measurement. Thess two campanents, along with the pole terminal, form a unt that can be connected direct to the car battery, ting inte the pole niche of standard automotive batteries Thi yields a significant saving in both space and costs over the solutions used hitherto Bosch has developed the software for battary stat detection in Collaboration with vara. The algorithms are fully integrated into the EBS Chip. The sensor dnecty measures the battry temperature, voltage, ard current, and uses these to calculate the capacity, the state of chara, anc the cutrent performance to be expected from the battery. t supplies this information via an LIN interface tothe vehicle's superardinate energy ‘management system, which can use this data to optimize the state of charge. To ghe a concrete example: if, over a relatively long period of time, ‘more slctric charge is used than the alternator can provide, the level of charge in th battery wil all. The energy management system compensates for this before a etical battery sate is eached by reducing ‘the power consumption of comfort items such asthe seat heating, and may ‘von switch them of altogether for short periods. t ean also Increase the combustion engine's idle speed, and thus the alternator speed, ithe ‘vehicles stuck in a traffic am fora longer period. This improves the batten’ state of charge, which means thatthe period in which a vehicle can be re-started reliably is ow much longer, even if large numberof ‘lectrical consumers drew on th battery onthe vehicle's previous journey ofthe vehicle has been left standing for a considerable period. ‘Apart from the present state of charge, the software ean also forecast the buttery’ future charging condition. In adction, it wl be possible to control power generation by the altemator move precisely, This reduces ‘uot consumption, and thue algo emissions of pollutants. Accurate information about the battary is also needed in vehicles with stopstart systems. Far example, the engine wil only be switched off if there ks sulfient power avaiable to restart eubsaquently without any cificlty ‘nd evan when the vehicle is being manufactured, a quiescent curent test, ‘an be done, allowing any problems 1 be detected. Noles important, ‘the sonsor opens up greater diagnostic posses for garages — for ‘example, when a customer is having recurring problems wth a at battery ress photo: 1613753 Te Bosch Grup anges! manctrr of sateen nds tc sumer go nd Sen eran en 2006, sme 280,000 asses emt Sts o 45.7 on ero Set nn Str 80 ty abe Son (86% Sous) an Worano fr Precon Weck and etic rgcong ie Bosch Cro cms saa sr set sere of tae 0 he seal ownership arate ofthe Bosch Group sane faci ndaendence {nd anceprenara ezdam mater comsuy tanec sean ‘pion aime n earn ere oefeie (festa cat f tert Back Gn soy th chante undatn Robert Bese) Sing te rprncral orc cdot abet ah