Since 1996, I have been a passionate participant and witness to the wonderful world of car lighting. Over a professional lifespan of more than 4 decades dedicated to this industry, I have had the opportunity to interact and work with pioneering characters like Pierre Cibie, François Bailly, Reinhard Röpke, Gerahrd Lindae, David Moore, Humberto Candoni, all of them decisive contributors to lighting technologies in the first period 1960-1990.
In the second period 1990-2005, the electronic lighting period, I met such visionaires as Ferdinand Pietsch, Martin Winterkorn and Noel Goutard predicting the importance of lighting and systems in lighting.
We are now in the third period with intelligent lighting and the actors like Wolfgang Huhn, Uwe Kostanzer, Ingolf Schneider. Together with their colleagues and teams, they are doing a great job promoting lighting technologies and developing them with lighting suppliers. A lot of new technologies are in progress and I am sure that in the 2020’s, car lighting will not be the same as today even in the low and middle range cars.
I publish this week one of the most important DVN reports, a particular one which took me long days and nights. It was for me a pleasure to visit the past and the present in order to be able to communicate my vision about the future of car lighting.