As you’re probably aware, a year ago DVN expanded the scope of our activity by launching DVN-Interior, or DVN-I. With the ongoing ACES revolution—autonomous, connected, electric, and shared vehicles—mobility use cases are changing drastically. Car interiors are becoming a bona fide living space, and therefore a real product differentiator, allowing drivers and occupants to do all sorts of activities not previously compatible with driving or riding in a car. Relaxing, working, phoning, reading, all catered for with amenities including smarter and more capable lighting systems. Thanks to all these new usages, car interiors are one of the strongest growing pieces of the vehicle, introducing millions of new technologies, apps, and features.
Since last year’s launch, DVN-I members receive a newsletter every two weeks and a report every quarter. These newsletters and reports, like the DVN items you’re familiar with, have gone from strength to strength. Now comes the inaugural DVN-I Workshop! On 24 September, the e-Workshop on Smart Interiors will get under way, dedicated to new technologies for interior and mobility.
We’ve built a fantastic roster of presenters and lecturers, exhibitions and opportunities, and we’re very excited at the opportunity to try out a bunch of new technology and techniques for virtual gathering. We think it’s going to be just as big a success as every previous in-person DVN Workshop. 120 attendees are already registered among which representatives from Audi, BMW, Geely Auto, Mercedes, PSA, Volvo, Koito, Marelli, Valeo, Faurecia, and we expect a total of more than 200 attendees.
An especially nifty part of the online conference will be the virtual exhibition booths showing innovative technologies and products during the online workshop and for a week afterward while the website will stay open. See here for a presentation of what a virtual booth looks like. Register here to attend and see the conference program here.
The online conference will start with three keynote presentations from Valeo CTO Geoffrey Bouquot on Smart Technology for Smart Interiors; Faurecia CTO Christophe Aufrère on Cockpit of the Future, and Dave Muyres, Mobility Futurist and Streetscope VP, on future mobility’s challenges. Watch HERE to see Valeo CTO Geoffrey Bouquot pitch presentation.
The technical sessions’ rubrics are Interior as a System; Any Surface Becomes Functional; Seating; Interior Design; and Simulation and Software, Electronics. 20 lectures will be presented by managers and experts from automakers, suppliers, research and expertise groups, and industry alliances including Audi, BMW, Honda, Adient, Covestro, Dräxlmeier, Faurecia, Future Lighting Technologies, Hella, Marelli, Osram Continental, Recticel, Sensata, Texas Instruments, Valeo, Weisplas, Yole, ZF, EPIC, and ISELED.
I’m personally and professionally looking forward to virtually meeting you at the workshop!