Bosch’s futuristic driver’s cab has won the Bauma innovation award at the Bauma 2016 trade show, in Germany.
The new driver’s cab was specifically designed for construction machinery and constitutes the first time the company has presented systems solutions for that sector at the trade show.
New features of the cab include access to data that can be analysed on a tablet display, and the use of ultrasonic and video sensors that monitor its surroundings more thoroughly than a rear-view mirror.
A body computer, a direct wiper driver, a HMI display and a joystick to control vehicle functions are also included in the machine.
These advances are set to prevent downtime due to accidents and make them safer by giving them more intelligence.
Johannes-Jörg Rüger, president of Bosch’s Commercial Vehicle & Off-Road unit said: “Bosch is turning construction machinery into technology showpieces.
“The megatrends of automation, electrification, and connectivity don’t stop at the gates of construction sites or mines. As a systems supplier, we want to offer everyone the solution they need.”
The driver’s cab was created as part of the joint ‘Cab Concept Cluster’ project that brings together suppliers such as Technische Universität Dresden and VDBUM, the German association for construction, environmental and machine technology.