“Tier 2&3 contribution on automotive lighting innovations” report covers, in around 100 pages, the messages from automakers and 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-tier (T1, T2, T3) suppliers in the lighting industry. We identify the main 2nd- and 3rd-tier players who are contributing to bring this industry to its current advanced technological and economic state.
In the first chapter, we present DVN workshop lectures from Audi’s Wolfgang Huhn, Ford’s Thorsten Warwel, Renault-PSA’s Mathieu Lips and Laurent Serezat, Automotive Lighting’s Kamislav Fadel and Michael Hamm, Valeo’s Jean-Paul Charret, Hella’s Hans-Theo Dorissen, and Visteon’s Rainer Neumann.
The second chapter presents the seven Round Table discussions held at the DVN workshop, with debriefing from the chair of each discussion: Light Sources, LED and OLED, Electronics, Material and Process, Simulation, Components, Mechatronics and Testing equipment.
In the third chapter, this report covers the great contribution of T2 and T3 lighting companies, without whom the automotive lighting industry and community could not have attained its present and rapidly ongoing state of development.
Profiles of 29 T2 and T3 lighting companies are presented with contact information for their experts and managers and a guide to how lighting fits into their strategy. Among these are light source suppliers such as Osram, Philips, GE, and Koito, plastic/Coating suppliers such as Bayer, DSM, Sabic, GXC and DBM-reflex, electronics providers including Elmos, Freudenberg, Osram, Philips and Zollmer, simulation software developers like Brandenburg, Delvis and Optis, components suppliers like CCI, Docter Optics, Eschenbach and Sealink, mechatronics developers including AML Systems, DAIA-Burgess, Sonceboz, testing equipment makers like LMT and Optronik, and engineering & design outfits such as Bertrandt, IAV and the IDEAS Institute.
At the end, the author presents pictures of the main players of car makers and T1, T2, and T3 lighting suppliers talking together at the DVN workshop.