2010’s Paris Mondial auto show closed 2 days ago and DVN are proud to release their “Paris Motor Show” report. Mondial was focused on energy saving and green cars to speak to the rational side of our brains, but sexy stylish concept cars were on hand to make a play for drivers’ emotions.
In this report, Driving Vision News presents all the new cars exhibited in Paris and their lighting equipment in relation with styling, safety and energy consumption reduction.
The main innovative concept cars include:
Audi Quattro concept and e-tron spyder, BMW 6 Series, Citroën Survolt, Jaguar CX75, Peugeot HR1, and Renault Dezir.
The main innovative production cars as far as lighting is concerned include:
Audi A8 and A7, New Mercedes CLS with Full LED, Nissan Leaf with innovative LED low beam, Volvo S60 with pedestrian detection technology and innovative LED rear lamp, and New Citroen C4, Ford Focus, and VW Passat.
The 5 main takeaway points for this Paris 2010 Mondial and presented in the DVN report are:
1) Paris 2010 Mondial is totally focused on green cars—a strong confirmation of Geneva in March 2010. As a result, green promotion drowns out communication on lighting and driver assistance.
2) Thanks to the unlimited styling possibilities of LEDs and the differentiating looks of advanced lighting technology and technique, cars presented at this Mondial prove that there is room for new lighting technologies provided they help to reach the hearts of the customers beside improved performance and safety.
3) For the first time since the launch of the Audi R8 and Lexus LED Headlamps 4 years ago, several new important production car models are launched with LED headlamps.
Audi A8 and A7, Mercedes CLS, BMW 6 Series for premium cars with Full LED,
Nissan Leaf and new Prius for green cars with LED low beam.
4) Tail/Stop lights are now mostly LEDs. And all concept car models are LED designed.
5) Stylish and advanced Xenon Headlamps outnumber all other front light technologies displayed on premium and middle class cars. Xenon headlights appear as a technology becoming fashionable again thanks to the arrival of intelligent lighting.