SOURCE: CLEPA

September 25, 2007 05:00 ET

Xenon Light 'Saves Lives,' Says TÜV Rheinland Study and Protects the Environment!

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - September 25, 2007) - A study by TÜV Rheinland revealed this week that the number of fatalities on German roads could be reduced by 18%, if all cars were equipped with Xenon light.

This suggests that in comparison to other safety features on vehicles, the number of lives that could be saved by lighting may be in a range similar to that of ESC -- at least for Germany.

On top of saving lives, Xenon light also has a great potential for making a significant contribution to saving CO2: Xenon light saves up to 1.3 g/km C02.

The study looks at the correlation between the probability of having an accident at night (as opposed to daytime) on the one hand and at the typical equipment rate of Xenon light for the vehicle type on the other.

The TÜV Rheinland study is available for download at: http://www.tuv.com/de/news_xenonlicht.html.

CLEPA is the European umbrella association representing the interests and the entrepreneurial skills of the global automotive supply industry.

CLEPA membership is made of the world's most prominent suppliers for car parts, systems and modules; national trade associations and European sectorial associations from several countries representing directly and indirectly more than 3000 automotive companies of every size, employing more than three million people and generating a turnover of three billion Euros.

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