Imagine you had a personal companion or guardian angel in every sphere of life. Someone who always knew whether you left the oven on – even if you were already on your way somewhere with the car, or even sitting at the office. At CES 2017, Bosch is showing that connected solutions have already made this vision a reality. “Personalization is a growing trend in the realm of connectivity, and we are driving this trend forward,” said Dr. Werner Struth, member of the Bosch board of management, during the company’s press conference at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. At the world’s biggest consumer electronics trade show, the global supplier of technology and services is focusing on the following domains: smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility and Industry 4.0.

With the increasing personalisation of products and services, connectivity is now reaching the next phase of development: “The connected world is getting emotional. Devices are becoming intelligent companions that make everyday life easier and safer at home, in the city, in the car and at work.” According to a recent study , more than 60 percent of respondents believe that intelligent assistants make sense. “Bosch shapes all spheres of the connected world. Our set-up means we are well-prepared to take on a leading role in the personalization of connectivity,” said Struth. Very few industrial enterprises have comparable expertise at all three levels of the internet of things: Bosch brings extensive experience to the table with sensor technology, software and services, and also has its own IoT cloud. This makes the company a one-stop shop for the Internet of Things (IoT). Data security is playing a central role in this. „Customers and users have full transparency and decide themselves how data are used“.

Moreover, Bosch has a goal of networking 100 percent of its electronic products and offering a connected service package for each product. The customer is the main focus here: “Connected technologies must always have a benefit”, says Struth. “It is becoming increasingly important to offer clever additional functions and services tailored to individual needs and usage habits”, said Struth. Thanks to the personalization of products and solutions through connectivity, this is increasingly possible.

Connectivity is reaching the next phase of development and at CES 2017 Bosch will be focusing on the following developments:

• Struth, member of the Bosch board of management: “With personalization, Bosch is driving the next trend in connectivity forward”

• Products are becoming intelligent companions in all spheres of life: smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility and Industry 4.0

• New concept car: the car is becoming an assistant

• World premiere: Bosch start-up presents a home robot

• New IoT platform: Stories, videos and animations about the connected Bosch world at