The headlamps and tail lamps designed by the designers for Mercedes-Benz are an important part of the expression that characterises the front end of the car. It ensures the car has an appearance in keeping with the brand and, in addition, highlights the character of the vehicle - over and above the technical innovations. "Every car manufacturer can come up with good headlamps by now," explains Handt.
"That's why we want to go a step further, and create something that excites people even more." The fact that LED lights have a practically unlimited product life, produce a colour that's close to daylight and use very little energy, all speaks in their favour. But LED technology should also come through in the design and really highlight what it can do."