First off, I thank those who have already registered for the DVN Workshop happening next week in Munich. All the expo booth space is booked up, as are the the reserved rooms at the event hotel, and for safety and security we must close the registrations at 300 attendees, but there are still some seats left. If you haven’t got yours yet, grab while the grabbing’s good.
I’m looking eagerly forward to personally welcoming the many automakers, set makers, tiered suppliers, universities, and organisarions.
20 lectures will be presented by car companies including Audi, BMW, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Opel, PSA, Renault, and Volvo; tier-1s such as Hella, Koito, Marelli, Mind, Mobis, Valeo, Varroc, and ZKW; light source suppliers like Dominant, Everlight, Lumileds, and Osram; and tier-2 suppliers including Elmos, Gore/AML, and NXP—followed by the panel session with six experts from automakers, suppliers, and regulators.
In today’s Newsletter, we present Marelli CEO Sylvain Dubois and Andrea Stella, the new R&D VP of Marelli Automotive Lighting. Dubois describes the new company’s footprint and performance, and discusses the changes and challenges brought on by the merger of Calsonic Kansei and Magneti Marelli. Then Stella talks about innovations being worked on by the R&D department—as well as ongoing paradigmatic changes all up and down the scale (and we’re gearing up for an article next week presenting Marelli’s technologies).
Also this week, we’ve got coverage of the advanced headlighting session at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board annual meeting this past week in Washington, DC. And much more! Dive in.