by Bosch Saving lives and preventing accidents: no, it’s not some sort of costumed superhero, but the connected car in the year 2025. Together with the Prognos research institute, Bosch has looked into the future and assessed what connected vehicles will be able to accomplish using technologies that by then will be wide-spread: highly automated driving, emergency braking assistants, and smartphone integration. The study, which looked at Germany, the U.S., and China, found that by 2025, the implications of connectivity will have noticeable effects on every driver. “Today, computers, smartphones, and the internet are part of everyday life in our society. The same will be true of connected cars in 2025,” says Dr. Dirk Hoheisel, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH.