Bosch Provides Advanced Solutions for the New Nikola Two TIR; Bosch and Nikola worked together to develop Nikola Two's powertrain.
Nikola trucks were supported by innovations such as Bosch's Side Mirror Camera system, Perfectly Keyless technology and Servotwin steering system.
Jason Roycht, Vice President of Commercial and Land Vehicles and Head of the Regional Business Unit, Bosch North America: "The 2,5-year collaboration aimed at a completely new and unique approach to trucks, using advanced technology with excellent and top-notch engineering."
“Bosch has become our innovation partner, helping to bring our vision to life, Trev said Trevor Milton, founder and CEO of Nikola.
Scottsdale, Arizona - Nikola Motor Company unveiled its hydrogen fuel cell and electric motor trucks for the first time at the Nikola World event. Providing vehicle components and systems, Bosch helped Nikola with his technology and expertise in the realization of the hydrogen fuel cell and electric Nikola Two. Technology and system approach; It has been made suitable for use in all vehicles of Nikola, including the Nikola One Sleeper Cab and the Nikola Tre designed for the European markets.
Technology and service provider Bosch offers solutions in automation, connectivity and electrification for commercial vehicles to increase efficiency and ensure safety in the field of logistics. Engineering teams working at Bosch's locations in the United States and Germany have contributed over 22.000 hours to the development of Nikola trucks to realize Nikola's approach.
Jason Roycht, Vice President of Commercial and Field Vehicles and Head of the Regional Business Unit, Bosch North America: “The 2,5-year collaboration aimed at a completely new and unique approach to trucks, using advanced technology with excellent and top-notch engineering.
We learned a lot from each other and pushed each other to achieve what everyone saw impossible. Nikola Two is not a simple evolution of today's heavy duty trucks. It is a revolution both in terms of sophisticated control and design. ”
Trevor Milton, founder and CEO of Nikola Motor Company, said: “Bosch has become our innovation partner, helping to realize our vision. In addition to providing us with expertise and first-class solutions, we are looking for business partners willing to dream with us. ”
Nikola and Bosch create 'the brain of the future'
Nikola TIR is not just a fuel cell vehicle, it's the same zamnow it is a mobile super computer. Bosch systems, software and engineering expertise helped build the brainchild of Nikola's Nikola Two super truck.
One of the most important parts of Nikola's advanced system is the high computer power for advanced functions while reducing the number of independent units Bosch Vehicle Control Unit (VCU). The VCU enables future innovations by providing a scalable platform for the highly complex electrical / electronic (E / E) architecture needed to support the advanced features of Nikola TIR. Thus the Nikola TIR family, the real zamIt will be tied to an advanced and secure operating system that provides instant, wireless updates and monitoring.
Redesigned commercial vehicle powertrain
The new powertrain obtained through the development partnership of Nikola and Bosch is the core of the Nikola TIR series. Nikola and Bosch have redesigned the powertrain and the vehicle chassis integrated into it. Designed to provide the basic vehicle range, the fuel cell system was co-developed by Nikola and Bosch. The two companies worked in harmony to develop the first true twin-engine commercial vehicle e-Axle for trucks. The developed e-Axle houses Bosch rotors and stators. In addition, Bosch contributed to the functional safety studies of the TIR.
Cameras replaced the side mirrors
Bosch technology also makes a difference in other areas of Nikola trucks besides the powertrain. Nikola's vehicles do not have 'side mirrors', a standard feature on previous class-8 trucks. Providing drivers with side and rear digital view in the TIR cab instead of conventional main and wide-angle mirrors and Mirror Camera System Includes a camera system known as. Two cameras on the left and right, where conventional mirrors are located, are real zamIt transfers instant images to high resolution screens inside the cabin. Developed by Bosch and Mekra Lang, the system digitally adjusts the screen to suit the driving situation. Compact digital cameras, which are used instead of mirrors, offer aerodynamic advantages due to the fact that the cameras are much smaller compared to mirrors and consequently reduce air resistance.
Bosch Perfectly Keyless Thanks to the system, fleet operators will be able to digitally manage the vehicle keys of Nikola trucks in their fleet. Transport and commercial vehicle rental companies will be able to give access to specific fleet vehicles and zamIt can use a smartphone app to flexibly manage its availability. Sensors on Nikola vehicles are connected to an application on the driver's smartphone. Thus, when the driver approaches the vehicle, the Perfectly Keyless system detects the smartphone, detects the personal security key identified on the driver's phone and unlocks the door. When the driver moves away from the truck, the vehicle automatically locks securely.
Bosch the Servotw Nikola trucks equipped with electrohydraulic steering system were made ready for driver assistance systems and future automations. The steering system enables driver assistance systems that actively increase driver comfort and provide greater safety. Servotwin will help Nikola vehicles to include features such as lane tracking support, crosswind compensation and traffic jam assistant. The system also provides an important structure for using autonomous features in the future.