Bosch and Huawei have signed a partnership agreement to accelerate the development of IoT services in China. The agreement will see the two partners make Bosch’s IoT Suite software services available in China on Huawei Cloud.
The Bosch software platform is designed to connect web-enabled objects to facilitate data sharing across a multitude of digital services and business models. The first service made available to Chinese consumers via Huawei Cloud will be the Bosch IoT Remote Manager, a service for managing and controlling gateways, sensors, and devices. Additional services of the Bosch IoT Suite will follow in 2019.
The two companies have also announced that a Chinese automotive manufacturer has chosen to deploy the Bosch IoT Suite on Huawei Cloud to update its vehicles’ firmware over the air (FOTA). The service is expected to be rolled out to millions of connected cars in China over the coming years.
For consumers in China, the world’s largest automotive market, the Bosch IoT Suite is expected to enable vital services such as the Vehicle Management Solution, which is available locally on Huawei Cloud. This service is designed to connect vehicles throughout their service life, providing the technological foundation for such cloud-based services as predictive diagnostics and over-the-air software updates. The software is the communication interface between the vehicle, the cloud, and the services. Data management enables vehicle manufacturers or fleet managers to organize vehicle data, analyze it, and keep the vehicle software continuously updated.
Following this announcement, Bosch and Huawei plan to develop an integrated IoT offering. Huawei is developing IoT hardware gateways that will be pre-configured with Bosch IoT Gateway Software and managed through the Bosch IoT Remote Manager to run on Huawei Cloud.