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Decoding tomorrow — sustainable technology for the future

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. Bosch is developing the codes for more sustainability.

Firefighter Ricky Staley stands on a hill above the forest. Illuminated by the evening sun, he looks off into the distance.

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Record temperatures, forest fires, floods: The world is already feeling the consequences of advancing climate change. It’s one of the greatest challenges in human history. And in order to meet this challenge, it’s important to act now, which is why Bosch is already writing the codes for a more sustainable future. You can read more about it in our focus topic “Decoding Tomorrow.” Stefan Hartung, Chairman of the board of management, explains in his video message the concrete steps Bosch will take to combat climate change. Even seemingly small things can play a crucial role. For example, in our multimedia story about firefighter Ricky Staley, you’ll learn how Bosch’s AI-equipped BME688 gas sensor can help detect wildfires before they become a problem. In our quiz, we test your knowledge of the key technologies for creating a more sustainable future. Enjoy the read and have fun learning and guessing!

Stefan Hartung: “How we decode the future”

Using our know-how today to make tomorrow’s world a better place is at the heart of what we do. Product by product, service by service, line by line of code, we’re decoding tomorrow.

Stefan Hartung, chairman of the board of management

A race against time

In the U.S. alone, up to ten million hectares of forest are destroyed by forest fires each year. Time is of the essence when it comes to a forest fire. It can take just a few hours for the flames to get out of control. Then almost nothing can stop them. This is exactly where Dryad’s ultra-early warning system comes in. Thanks to the BME688 sensor from Bosch, this warning system is able to detect carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and other gases that are released in the early stages of a forest fire. If a fire occurs, Dryad immediately sounds the alarm. This has the potential to save up to 1.4 million hectares of forest.

Uniformed firefighter Ricky Staley walks through the woods with his helmet pinned under his arm. A green sensor to detect fire gas hangs from a tree.

Making the most of the Californian sun

The parking lot of the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario was a giant slab of concrete until 2020. Where the relentless California sun once blazed down on parked vehicles, there are now canopies equipped with state-of-the-art photovoltaic systems. The convention center uses these systems to generate up to 69 percent of its electricity needs from solar energy. These systems were designed and installed by Climatec, a subsidiary of Bosch.

Prior to the makeover, parking at the Ontario Convention Center was provided by a large concrete parking plot marked out with parking lines.
Michael Johnson and Jeff Bartel walk through the new covered parking lot at the Ontario Convention Center The new roof, which is fitted with solar panels, provides welcome shade.
2020
2022

Since 2020

Bosch’s worldwide production operations have been carbon-neutral

Three times as clever – questions about “Decoding tomorrow”

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