After the first part of Marcin Gorzkowski’s interview published last week in which he shared with us his realistic views on the state of the art in lighting technologies and on the purpose of regulations, DVN received a lot of comments supporting or arguing with Marcin’s views and opinions, identifying in general regulatory activities either as obstacles or as accelerators when considering the introduction of new lighting technologies.
In the second part of this interview which we publish this week hereunder, Marcin gives a much more balanced perspective of the regulator’s position in this complex picture, underlining the shared responsibilities of each party, car makers, automotive lighting suppliers, regulators, and last but not the least, drivers’ education.
This interview covers more specifically the impact on regulation of the adoption of new lighting technologies, in particular LEDs, as well as Marcin’s opinion on the challenges posed to regulations by the very touchy subject of glare and headlight aiming. Why GRE accepted Xenon 25W and what made this particular light source adoption particularly complicated is also explained. Marcin shares with us his feelings about the expected improvements of lighting performances and their impact on road safety as well as his thoughts about finding proper ways of how to regulate.
Finally, on a more personal tune, he redirects the question of the reason for the low market penetration of new lighting technologies to vehicle manufacturers: why so little? Why only for the rich?
Good questions! Who wants to answer?
DVN thank Marcin Gorzkowski for his very elaborated comments which highlight the complex interaction between regulations and the cultural background of the geographical regions involved.
DVN General Editor