The cost of the facility is $40 million and it is slated to perform research on artificial intelligence, sensors, and automated driving and will also provide a base for trend scouting and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.

“We have had a presence here for nearly 20 years. Moving forward, the new offices will help us keep our finger on the pulse of Silicon Valley, thanks also to our excellent connections to the local research community and local businesses,” said Mike Mansuetti, president of Bosch in North America, in a statement.

Roughly half the company’s associates in Sunnyvale work in basic research and advance engineering to develop processes and solutions in fields such as data mining, sensors, artificial intelligence, and automated driving. It also provides a base for engineering activities for nine Bosch divisions.

The Research Technology Center works closely with Stanford University and University California at Berkeley and maintains offices near Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and directly opposite the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Boston.

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