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The global report on 42-volt technology: 2003 edition
The change to a 42-volt power system has been on the agenda since the late 1990s. Key to the development of the system was the realisation that existing 12-volt/14.2-volt (2W) vehicle power systems would no longer be adequate to deal with the requirements of forthcoming drive-by-wire technologies (including any moves towards automatic vehicle guidance systems, the so-called Intelligent Highway), telematics terminals and on-board multimedia packages.

The systems are likely to follow established industry patterns, being deployed initially in high-series cars and gradually cascading down to smaller vehicles. Early adopters are expected to include Cadillac, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo—all of whom have a vested interest in promoting radical chassis engineering/mechatronic developments.

Author: Dennis Foy
December 2002
Format: PDF/Print


New innovations mean new opportunities for your business as well as potential hurdles to overcome. Having reliable intelligence is, therefore, essential.

This report from ABOUT Automotive gives you the latest on 42-volt systems, assessing the current state of the market and predicting likely developments. The report also contains profiles of the major players.

Profiles of manufacturers/suppliers

  • Continental-Teves
  • Bosch
  • Delphi
  • Motorola
  • Philips Semiconductor
  • Siemens VDO
  • STMicro
  • Valeo
  • Visteon
  • Others (battery manufacturers etc)
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