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Bose joins Automotive Grade Linux

Bose is now a member of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for the connected car. "Bose is proud to support the open-source efforts of The Linux Foundation through our participation in the Automotive Grade Linux project," said Marc Mansell, vice president, Bose Automotive Systems. "We recognize the value and benefits from collaborative initiatives such as AGL, and we look forward to making our contribution to this important work.

 

Sixtysix Magazine Tours Berlin's Design Community, with Bose Providing the Soundtrack

By Chris Force, Sixtysix magazine

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We had to know: Just what is it like living, working, and collaborating in Berlin? We had one week—how could we begin to understand the entire creative community in such a short time? There was a lot of ground to cover and, never ones to shy away from a challenge or a thrill, we wanted to take our exploration to the next level. It turns out, when you ask the world for a stylish German thrill, you get one thing back—a Lizard Green Porsche 911 equipped with a premium Bose surround sound system. Subtle it’s not, but an adrenaline rush it is. Our travel would now be powered by 555 watts of fully active sound and 379 horses under the hood. We packed our bags, and our driving shoes, and headed to Berlin.

“For every car or truck we tailor the system to the mission of the vehicle. A high-performance sports car like the Porsche 911 needs a high-performance audio system, both to attend to the mission for the end consumer who is seeking performance and to handle delivering high-quality audio during a noisy, spirited drive,” says Tobe Barksdale, chief audio engineer for Bose Automotive, who has been at the company for 34 years. It’s one of the first things you notice about the Bose surround sound system; even outside of Berlin on the speed limitless Autobahn, the music was not just clear and powerful but seemed perfectly in balance with the Porsche, a mix of raw power and refined handling. “Our goal is to be consistent with the feeling of the vehicle,” Tobe says.

Bose Earns "Supplier of the Year" honors from General Motors

Bose was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during the 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held April 20, in Orlando, Florida. This is the fifth time Bose has received the award. Pictured (left to right): Jeff Morrison, GM Executive Director of Purchasing; Matt Joshua, GM Executive Director of Purchasing; Marc Mansell, Vice President of Bose Automotive; Ken Johnson, Director of GM Team at Bose; Mo Wazir, GM Executive Director of Engineering