The two companies argue global megatrends related to fuel economy, safety and autonomous driving are transforming vehicles and the auto industry, making their businesses more complementary than they may appear.
Networked vehicles that can communicate with each other and the infrastructure open up a new range of possibilities for user functions that will make driving safer, more comfortable and environmentally friendly, the supplier says.
Tenneco’s “intelligent” suspension systems combine electronics with hydraulic valves to adjust shock absorber damping levels to road conditions, as well as speed and cornering inputs, to achieve an optimal balance between ride comfort and vehicle handling.
Work at the technical center will continue to involve several Bosch divisions, including Electrical Drives, Starter Motors and Generators, as well as Chassis Systems Control and Automotive Electronics.
“We encourage our associates to volunteer in the classroom,” Mike Mansuetti says. “Relationships are established, children learn from role models and they begin to think about and aspire to STEM-related careers.”
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