Sensors working overtime: Bosch’s big plans for the IoT

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You probably know Bosch for its power tools or white goods like dishwashers. But actually the German giant is responsible for much of the technology that goes inside our smartphones – including the sensor inside the pedometer which detects walking movement and the one that flips the phone from landscape to portrait mode.

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the opening of Bosch’s massive new R&D facility in Renningen, near Stuttgart, Germany. Officially opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictured below) it’s an impressive place with a US campus feel.

Indeed it’s hoped it will become the hotbed of innovation, inspiring new technological ideas and products for an increasingly internet connected world. You can read my report for Tech Digest here:

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