The Bosch Group is to be part of one of China’s pioneering smart-city projects.
The global supplier of technology and services announced on Tuesday that it has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with the city of Tianjin.
The firm said in a statement that the aim of the alliance is to explore possibilities for putting the “Smart Tianjin” initiative into practice.
The Chinese port is to be made into a smart city.
With the sensors, software, and services the Bosch Group is an innovation-driven IoT company.
It believes that it is well-positioned to help take China into the smart-city era.
Tailor-made solutions for the needs of “Smart Tianjin”
In the rough triangle encompassing Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei province, China is planning an international metropolitan area.
With more than 15 million inhabitants, Tianjin will be an important industrial centre and transport hub within this area.
With this in mind, the Tianjin municipal government has set up a “Smart Tianjin” initiative.
As part of this initiative, Bosch will design a smart-city blueprint for Tianjin, sharing and leveraging experience accumulated in other international smart-city projects, and taking local needs into consideration.
To be closer to its client, Bosch will set up a project office in Tianjin.
Bosch smart-city solutions for mobility, energy, buildings, security, and e-governance
Bosch said it will contribute the know-how it has gained so far from other smart-city projects, including Singapore, San Francisco, Stuttgart, Berlin, and the Hamburg docks.
For smart cities, Bosch offers solutions in the areas of mobility, energy, buildings, security, and e-governance – in other words, digital city administration. In the mobility sphere, its solutions include environmental monitoring, connected parking, fleet management, e-mobility, and multimodal transport.
The Bosch Group also sees great potential in China for its business with IoT connectivity – not only in the area of smart cities, but also in the fields of connected mobility and the industrial internet.
“China’s new urbanization has put smart-city solutions on the map as one of the key drivers of urban development. Cities need to provide increasing levels of convenience, energy efficiency, and security,” Peter Tyroller, the member of the board of management of Robert Bosch responsible for Asia Pacific, said.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to offer Tianjin our connected solutions as a way of improving quality of life and creating an economically more efficient city.”