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To help Smart Cities, Bosch India launches climate monitoring system

Ipsa Jaiswal New Delhi | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on June 14, 2017

Hoping to use technology to assist the flagship Smart Cities scheme, Bosch India has launched the Micro Climate Monitoring System (MCMS) on Wednesday.

As the name suggests, MCMS collects climate and air quality data and displays information on particulate matter, NOx, carbon monoxide, and other critical environmental parameters that can help improve the health of citizens.

“The fundamental idea is to bring MCMS under Smart Cities. The product is also targeted towards industries, real estate and mining industries as well to measure the quality of air and monitor pollution,” Soumitra Bhattacharya, President of Bosch Group India, and Managing Director of Bosch Ltd, told BusinessLine.

MCMS is a locally developed product and is powered using IoT, which helps in remote monitoring.

“Climate risk is pertinent irrespective of where you are. When almost all aspects of daily life are connected and compatible, it makes sense to have an accurate indicator of environmental quality levels to devise the best living and working conditions,” said Vijay Ratnaparkhe, Managing Director and President of Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions.

Bhattacharya also said, “We have been investing in the region consistently and we will invest over ₹900 crore in 2017-18.”

The region accounts for over 30 per cent of the Group’s R&D engineer pool, making Bosch India the largest centre outside Germany with 18,500 engineers.

Bosch has said that across all regions, it roughly files 18 patents per working day. In India, they have filed over 1,000 patents since 2006, which it attributes to its vast R&D base.

The firm has also launched vehicle solutions and IoT-enabled digital agriculture solutions, which aim to double the farmer income.

(Ipsa Jaiswal is interning with BusinessLine)

Published on June 14, 2017
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