SINDELFINGEN, Germany – After years of hype, it appears the bloom is off the rose for the development of 42-volt electrical systems and other non-essential technologies in the auto industry. At least that’s the proclamation from DaimlerChrysler AG. During the auto maker’s annual Innovation Symposium here, Stephan Wolfsried, vice president-electrical/electronics, chassis for Mercedes Car Group development and engineering, declares “42-volts is done with.” DC’s Stephan Wolfsried says ...

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