From left: Bosch product specialists Dominik Jedrzejak and Rob Butz were on hand during AAPEX to discuss steering products and the OTC Evolve diagnostic tool, respectively. (Photos by Brandy Simmons)

Bosch introduces steering systems and OTC Evolve at AAPEX

Products include steering pumps and steering gears for a wide range of braking technologies

Las Vegas—Bosch has added steering to its portfolio of automotive system components. The Bosch Automotive Steering Division made its first aftermarket appearance at AAPEX 2016 and develops technically sophisticated solutions for all major vehicle manufacturers, the company said.

In the aftermarket, the company offers products for both passenger and commercial vehicles, covering conventional hydraulic steering systems, as well as newer electric and active steering systems.

Bosch product specialists introduced a number of products from the aftermarket steering portfolio, including steering gears and steering pumps which are designed to offer OE fit, form and function.

• Bosch Power Steering Gears are available for applications ranging from classic rack and pinion, to state-of-the-art electric, to intelligent active steering. The electric systems are designed to lower power consumption and improve gas mileage.

• Bosch Power Steering Pumps are designed for optimum performance and deliver high capacity pressures for all driving demands. Offered for both mechanical and electric systems, Bosch pumps are designed to minimize power consumption.


OTC Evolve launches

Also introduced at AAPEX, the OTC Evolve can diagnose more than 25,000 vehicle systems and 58,000 vehicle ECU combinations using new Bravo 3.0 software and an Android operating system, the company said. Capabilities also include performing more than 11,000 actuation tests and more than 1,400 adjustment tests.

The tablet features a 10.4-inch optically bonded screen providing visibility in most conditions, including direct sunlight. Dual Wi-Fi architecture means a dedicated Wi-Fi connection to the included J2534-compliant wireless VCI with simultaneous internet connection to the shop, so technicians can move freely to check and test components while still being connected to the vehicle.


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