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The global report on 42-volt technology: 2003 edition


Chapter 1: Benefits

  • The changeover from 12-volt to 36-volt batteries – more to it than meets the eye?
  • Straight to 42 volt – or a hybrid? – manufacturers begin to decide on deployment options
  • The first 42-volt cars – still at the show stage, but with production models around the corner
  • Automatic stop and start processes – a key element in improved fuel efficiency
  • Engine developments – using 42 volts as a means of improving vehicle efficiency
  • Brake-by-wire and active suspension – how 42 volts can open potential for applications
  • Battery design – looking to the portable devices industry for inspiration
  • The truck industry – 42 volts offers the opportunity to catch up with car technology
  • Hybrid vehicles – how 42 volts can open up new design opportunities
  • Electronic components – a major market begins to respond to new challenges from 42 volt
  • Retro-fit accessories – how ready is the industry to deal with new voltage requirements?

Chapter 2: Ramifications

  • Electro-magnetic compliance – what impact will higher voltages have on interference levels?
  • Parts sourcing – an imperative to ensure component suppliers are able to meet new demands
  • Independent service garages – facing their own spares supply chain issues
  • Technician training – the need to cater for skills shortage cannot be overstressed

Chapter 3: Key player profiles

  • Aisin
  • Robert Bosch
  • Continental
  • Delphi
  • Denso
  • Du Pont
  • Exide
  • Fairchild
  • Johnson Controls
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Motorola
  • Saft
  • Siemens VDO Automotive
  • Sturman Industries
  • Valeo
  • Varta
  • Vetronix
  • Visteon

List of figures

  • Figure 1:Renault’s Ellypse concept car
  • Figure 2:Jaguar XJR
  • Figure 3:DaimlerChrysler’s hybrid-power Dodge Ram Contractor Special

List of tables

  • Table 1: Market values
  • Table 2: Full-use power requirements (in KiloWatts) of vehicle components relative to available power
  • Table 3: Manufacturers’ declared exhaust emissions, European market
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