As you know, we’re bringing a new series of articles onstream: a review and analysis of a particular lighting system each month, with information about the company who make it. This week, it’s my great pleasure to present the headlamps of the newly-launched VW Touran. I spent a grand half-day with AL in Reutlingen—the passion for lighting technology was palpable! In this week’s News, I summarise my thoughts and reactions on the lighting performance of the Touran headlamp system and its innovative technologies.
During my visit (which included a very fine luncheon), I was impressed by AL’s e-Light module and the company strategy to improve the system incrementally with each new generation. I was particularly taken with the comments of Gerd Bahnmummer, AL’s R&D chief, about how his company realise innovative ideas in a new robust product within a reasonable timeframe with the aid of a strong and stable R&D team, who work to know and build trust with their customers. After reading this week’s AL presentation, surely you will better know Automotive Lighting, their strategy and their technologies.
And next month, we will focus on Lumileds.
DVN Editor in Chief