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Interview with two 48V experts about their expectations for the 48 Volt technology

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What are the main challenges the automotive industry is facing with regards to 48V technology? What is your company doing to support 48V technology? What implications does this have for the automobile?
In this joint interview with Christian Brosig of Eberspächer Controls GmbH & Co. KG and Dr. Salah Benhassine, EMC Numerical Simulation, PSA Peugeot Citroen Automobiles France shared their expectations for the 48 Volt technology and discuss benefits vs. costs. Find out more here:

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Interview with two 48V experts about their expectations for the 48 Volt technology

  1. 1. In the lead up to the first conference on 48 Volt Power Supply Systems, our team separately asked two of the speakers to discuss their views on the current challenges and trends for a 48 volt system and what their respective companies are doing to meet these challenges. Please enjoy reading these two perspectives. Christian Brosig of Eberspächer Controls GmbH & Co. KG. Dr. Salah Benhassine is a Specialist in EMC Numerical Simulation, PSA Peugeot Citroen Automobiles, France. Please describe briefly the industry and market in which your company is operating. Eberspächer Controls is an Automotive Tier 1 supplier for power electronics. We specialize in distribution and switching of high currents with a focus on semiconductor solutions. This includes the whole chain of energy management from the energy storage/ buffer to its load circuit, the power distribution components, stabilization of the vehicle electrical subnet to high power loads close to the customer / (co)driver. In your opinion what are the current main challenges and trends your company has to face? Currently there is a low half-value period of solutions and knowledge through cannibalization and as a consequence less time for amortization of investment. Another challenge is the variety of solutions (topologies Please describe briefly the industry and market in which your company is operating. PSA Peugeot Citroën sold 3.5 million vehicles worldwide in 2011, 42% outside Europe. It is Europe’s second largest carmaker, with revenue of €59.9 billion and operations in 160 countries worldwide. In 2011, it allocated more than €2 billion to research and development, in particular in the field of new automotive propulsion technologies. In your opinion what are the main current challenges and trends your company has to face? Nowadays there are some strong challenges that the automotive industries have to face; one of these challenges is the reduction of environmental impact of vehicles. Peugeot and Citroën, both are today making a real effort to limit the CO2 emissions. They offer a comprehensive range of low-carbon vehicles

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