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DVN US Workshop Under Way, Opel Technology Shines

The DVN US Workshop at Rochester, Michigan will be under way today at lunch time. This year's event is well populated with 270 attendees—a 25% increase over the previous US Workshop. High-level representatives of most automakers and setmakers are present in a collection of experts and managers, researchers and regulators from all sectors of the automotive lighting community, making the Workshop another outstanding opportunity to exchange views. We're looking forward to a full docket of lectures and discussion sessions and a fascinating collection of exhibitors, including some first-time exhibitors. Next month we'll release a report on the 2017 DVN US Workshop, presenting the main points of the lectures and a grand display of the technologies, exhibitions, and participants.

Another point: I visited Opel's lighting department last month in Russelsheim, talking with manager Ingolf Schneider—one of the world's great experts in car lighting.
I was impressed by one point especially which summarises my visit and my interview: how a generalist carmaker is able to develop and produces lighting technologies at the level of premium brands like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes and even launches deep research on lighting like eye-tracking to optimize AFS system. In this week's news, you'll find the report of my visit and the interview with Ingolf. Give it a read and learn about the lighting works, strategy, and vision of Opel.

Sincerely yours

DVN President

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