Most of the German companies and Valeo sat together giving statements as a mix of their personal opinions to strengthen community links amongst lighting players, and use differing positions to challenge ideas and vision through several topics.
Wolfgang Huhn, Audi general manager, Lighting technologies/switches.
Stefan Danner, BMW general manager, Lighting and vision systems.
Thorsten Warvel, Ford general manager, Lighting systems.
Ingolf Schneider, Opel general manager, Lighting systems.
Kamislav Fadel, Automotive Lighting, R&D manager.
Michael Hamm, Automotive Lighting, head of department, R&D lighting technology.
Hans Theo Dorissen, Hella Vice President, Lighting division.
Bernd Waldmann, Odelo R&D manager.
Jean-Paul Charret, Valeo Lighting Systems, R&D manager.
Rainer Neumann, Visteon R&D manager.
Willi Brandenburg, Brandenburg company director.
Jens Fischer, Docter Optics business development manager.
Claus Allgeier, Osram Vice President, R&D Specialty Lighting.
Ralf Schäfer, Philips Senior director, Headlighting.
Herbert Trummer, Sonceboz director Mechatronic division.
Professor Khanh, Darmstadt university, ISAL chairman.
Lex Krzyzanowski, LSS Initiative chairman
Hector Fratty, Driving Vision News editor.
There was substantial agreement amongst all the participants in many topics, with differences between participants only on a few topics — the perspectives and priorities of premium car makers, generalist car makers, tier 1 lighting suppliers and tier 2 suppliers are not always convergent.Six common points of consensus amongst all participants
1. Safety without style is not enough. Users do not consider lights as safety systems, but still look for style and design perception.