Robert Bosch GmbH will showcase its expertise in hybrid-vehicle maintenance at this year's Automechanika exhibition in Frankfurt, which is scheduled to run from Sept. 14-19.
The company, a global leader in automotive electronics, driveline technology, hybrid-vehicle systems, and diagnostics, will position itself as a customer's “Partner for the Future of the Workshop” on this year's stand.
“The hybrid vehicle has a twin drive; this makes troubleshooting difficult and means that specialist knowledge is required to safely handle the high electrical voltages and currents,” said Hans-Peter Meyen, head of engineering and manufacturing for Bosch's automotive aftermarket division. “Bosch supports the workshops with our diagnostics systems, the latest technical information and practical training courses.”
Bosch will debut its FSA 050 handheld tester, which was developed specifically for work on hybrid vehicles' high-voltage systems, at Automechanika. The tester communicates wirelessly with Bosch's basic to high-end vehicle-system diagnostic devices or can be used as a stand-alone device. The key advantage is that the FSA 050 offers an inexpensive way to get inside and test things such as wiring connections in an electric car or hybrid.