The developmental areas range from common rail injections for commercial vehicles and large diesel engines to electronic control systems for passengers cars. As a consequence, research expenditures are correspondingly high at EUR 94.2 million in 2013, comprising a research rate of 17 percent.

Bosch cooperates with various universities and academies of applied sciences, for example with the Automation and Control Institute of the Vienna University of Technology. They have been working together for seven years to further develop complex ideas in the field of control engineering, also involving diploma and doctoral candidates.