This week we bring you two unique interviews, one with BMW’s exterior lighting development chief Jörg Kälble, and the other with Indian lighting tier-1 Neolite ZKW’s CEO Rajesh Soni. Both interviews probe innovations and success factors, each in its own context, exactly in line with DVN’s mission: talking about cutting-edge technologies and keeping an eye on tomorrow while also keeping track of today, following current lighting products everywhere in the world.
BMW’s Kälble talked with us about his views on laser technologies in front and rear lighting; on ADB and road projections; on illuminated grilleboards and logos; on microoptics; communication-displays, and about forthcoming challenges in vehicle lighting.
All very cutting-edge stuff.
Meanwhile, India is zooming along, progressing in every aspect of automobility—including lighting. Just ten years ago, in a report on lighting in India, I wrote that LEDs were out of the question and all projects used filament bulbs. Now LEDs are involved in most of the developments, and Neolite ZKW’s Soni explains his company is also in discussion with Indian car makers to affordably implement new technologies like ADB; DRLs, and sequential turn signals in the highly price-sensitive Indian market. But wait, there’s more! Today our report goes live on the VISION congress, with lecture summaries, expo booth presentations, and a whole lot of pictures.
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