Bosch To Challenge Google With Smart Household Devices

Google may have a new contender when it comes to dominating the growing IoT. Bosch, a German company that is the largest car parts maker worldwide, is looking to acquire technology for smart household devices. The manufacturer also produces dishwashers, washing machines and parts for medical equipment, all of which have potential for wireless connectivity.

“It’s no longer a question whether networked things are coming,” CEO Volkmar Denner told Bloomberg at company headquarters near Stuttgart, Germany. “It’s a fact, and we want to be one of the leading players.”

Bosch’s door sensors that regulate room temperature and similar devices will be even more in demand as the technology sector blends with the hardware industry, Denner said. … (Read more)