EPIC Introduction to Driving Vision News
This editorial was originally published in Electro Optics magazine to introduce a very active network: Driving Vision News. I video talked with Hector Fratty who is DVN’s President and General Editor. Fratty, who holds 20 patents, has dedicated his entire career to automotive lighting. From 1995 to 2006, he was Valeo Lighting Systems’ chief of R&D, managing a staff of 650 engineers and technicians and a budget of over €70m.
What is DVN – Driving Vision News?
DVN is the automotive lighting and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) industry’s journal of record, dedicated to keeping the community informed and communicating about the latest progress and developments.
What is the purpose of DVN?
There are 3 main objectives:
• Technological watch on new emerging technologies through the weekly electronic newsletter, and monthly technical reports focused on lighting & ADAS on cutting edge tech, company profiles, motor shows, regulatory updates, and suchlike;
• Networking with high level decision-makers to forge new business through two workshops per year held in the USA, Europe, China, Japan, India, Korea, gathering more than 300 participants, and
• Promotion of innovations to and from the 150 companies member of DVN, getting in touch through our active facilitations, enabling to build new relationships in the DVN community to find and realise new business prospects worldwide.
Who are your members / stakeholders?
DVN has 150 Gold company members worldwide: 25 car makers, 30 lighting & ADAS Tier 1 suppliers, 15 light source suppliers, 50 Tier 2/3 suppliers and 25 universities. 1,000 DVN Gold members receive the full published output of DVN, while another 2,500 members receive a subset of it.
What opportunities do you see for collaboration with EPIC and its members?
Photonics is a key enabling technology with numerous relevant applications for the automotive industry. As both organisations are leaders in their respective fields, I look forward to greater collaboration facilitating interaction among our members.
Carlos Lee concluded that “Through a strong partnership with DVN (Driving Vision News) I am pleased that we bring EPIC members closer to the Automotive sector”.