Clear space on your coffee table and get ready to be wowed—DVN’s de luxe book presenting the grand world of vehicle lighting in the UN’s International Year of Light has gone to press. It’s for release at the end of April 2015.
Compiling the book has been an enormous amount of work, and I could not have done it alone. I convey my gratitude to:
Salomon Berner for helping me day after day, even 7 days per week as deadlines loomed;
DVN General Editor Daniel Stern for his completing, editing, and polishing the text;
Ralf Schäfer, Jean-Paul Charret, Benoist Fleury, and Jean-Paul Ravier for their enormously valuable advice and their commitment to making this book a touchstone for the automotive lighting industry;
Michael Hamm for his creative suggestions in the prologue of the BOOK;
Jean Perriere for his help as professional publisher;
Laurent Bardet and his team for the classy design of this book.
Robert H. Miller, Bill Pusztai, Jean Perrière, Patrice Minol, and Ghislaine Pinson for artful photographs.
Wolfgang Huhn, Christian Amann, Michael Larsen, Gunnar Köther, Uwe Kostanzer, Ingolf Schneider, Rainer Neumann, Geoff Draper, Prof. Khahn, John Bullough, and Michael Flannagan for their thoughtful interviews.
Colleagues from car makers and lighting suppliers including Stephan Berlitz, Ernst Olaf Rosenhahn, Johannes Geywitz-Senn, Steffen Pietzonka, and many others who brought me huge numbers of images.
This book would not have been possible without the active participation of Audi, BMW, Ford, Daimler-Benz, Opel, Renault, Seat, and Volkswagen; Automotive Lighting, Hella, Koito, Hyundai Mobis, SL Corporation, Valeo, and Varroc; Osram, Philips, Astron-Fiamm; Docter Optics, DBM Reflex, AML Systems, Enmech, Optis, Mentor Graphics, Bayer MS, GXC Coatings, and LMT.
This prestigious book is really the first of its kind, and I eagerly anticipate presenting it to you soon.
DVN Editor in Chief