In Europe and America, plants are opening with limited shifts and other safety precautions in place. Taking note of the experience in China and South Korea where commerce and industry already have resumed, automakers will gradually increase volumes as the supply chain ramps up. Meanwhile, R&D teams kept on working and I hope you have done a great job at home.
Now is an apt time to step back and talk about what business will look like when operations resume. Surely some companies won’t emerge intact from this crisis, and in those that do, harsh priorities in investments and projects will come. Lighting technologies might not be near the top of the list. So I wish you, firstly, good health for you and your family; and secondly the best of success in convincing your company to continue your wonderful lighting research projects.
For our part, we at DVN are continuing to work hard. Last week we released a new report on the vehicle lighting industry in North America, which shows the innovation opportunities and the constraints of that region’s lighting environment with regulatory circumstances that keep the latest technology out of reach of American motorists.
To thank the DVN team working at home since the start of the pandemic, I present a video showing how and where we are spending our time these days.
And don’t miss the news on Marelli-AL’s Pace Award with an interview of CEO Sylvain Dubois.