Automotive electrical systems taxed by technologies for meeting tightening global fuel-economy and carbon-dioxide emissions regulations soon will be clamoring for more power, and the answer appears to be shifting from traditional 12V technology to 48V systems capable of handling the higher loads.

WardsAuto takes a deep dive into the emergence of 48V by examining the regulatory drivers compelling OEMs to turn to the technology, the industry's uneven history in making a leap up from standard 12V systems and the challenges facing its integration. The white paper also identifies key players delivering 48V systems, pulls in commentary on the technology from leading industry executives and draws on a specially commissioned study to forecast elements of its global rollout.

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