I was invited by Jaguar-Land Rover to Gaydon, England, to night-drive their two new models: the Land Rover Discovery (both fixed LED and AFS versions) and the Range Rover Velar with matrix light and a laser spot light.
It was a great pleasure to try out the excellent new lights. I was happy to converse with the highly knowledgeable Shammika (Shammi)Wickramasinghe, JLR’s Technical Specialist for Exterior Lighting, and to see his passion for having the best light in the current and forthcoming models. So much so that it inspired me to get started on a JLR lighting DVN Report, which will be published at the end of 2017. Meanwhile in this week’s in-depth, we take a multifaceted look at the lights—their engineering, design, performance, and style. You’ll also find interviews with Shammi and with Valeo’s Arnaud Perrotin who developed the headlamps.