Following the 1st part of this interview published last week, DVN now brings you the 2nd part of the interview with Heinz Berghorn.
DVN: Xenon is now a mature technology. Do you still expect any technical evolution in the next 10 years which might increase the take rate?
H.B.: In Japan, the take rates are today already at a level of 40 %, so it can be done with different positioning of Xenon towards the market. We have the firm believe within Philips, that Xenon technology should reach a penetration level within midsized cars worldwide, directly competing with halogen. Xenon contains all benefits of actual market needs: Excellent light with more safety to consumers, energy saving and green, potential of savings within the application through elimination of washer systems and further integrations of electronics.