Kay Stepper



Kay Stepper

VP Driver Assistance & Automated Driving
Bosch

Kay Stepper

Dr. Kay Stepper Vice President

Head of Driver Assistance and Automated Driving North America

Chassis Systems Control

Robert Bosch LLC

 

Dr. Kay Stepper is Head of the Regional Business Unit Driver Assistance and Automated Driving, and Vice President of Engineering for the Chassis Systems Control division of Robert Bosch LLC in Plymouth, Michigan.

 

He is responsible for the product and business development of automotive driver assistance products and systems in North America.

 

Since joining Bosch in 1996, Dr. Stepper has held a series of engineering, research and business positions with Robert Bosch in the U.S. and in Germany. He has more than twenty years of experience in the automotive industry.

 

Dr. Stepper received both his master’s degree and his doctorate in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

 

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services.

Each year, Bosch spends more than $5 billion for research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart, Germany in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.”

 

In North America, Bosch develops, manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and packaging technology, thermo-technology, household appliances, solar energy and healthcare products.

In 2013, Bosch’s roughly 281,000 associates worldwide generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

 

Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2013, its sales came to 30.6 billion euros, or 66 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Mobility Solutions largely operates in the following areas: injection technology for internal-combustion engines, alternative powertrain concepts, efficient and networked powertrain peripherals, systems for active and passive driving safety, assistance and comfort functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as car-to-car and Car2X communication, and concepts, technology, and service for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch has been responsible for important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP® anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology. For more information on the company, visit www.bosch.us or http://twitter.com/BoschPresse .

 

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