This week we’re starting something new: we’re profiling companies to give the community an opportunity to get to know them and their technologies, techniques, expertise, and specialties to support safety, comfort, and convenience in car interiors. Melexis, for example, is focused on sensing technology and its interior applications including thermal control, networked lighting, seat adjustment, gesture control, and interior monitoring. Sensing technology means more than just sensors; it extends to how the sensed information is processed and applied—the entire chain of electronics and software to trigger a feature or function. In-cabin monitoring, HUDs, acoustic monitoring, and sound systems, for example, not to mention maximized efficiency of the whole system for best usage of scarce resources, such as chips (which are in short supply these days). All these are yet more illustration of how the car continues its transition from a hardware-driven machine to a software-driven device with electronics everywhere—especially in the interior.
Don’t forget, the Shanghai DVN Workshop takes place on 19-20 April, with full online access and specific sessions on cockpit and interior lighting. To register, either for the whole event or if you have interest only in the interior-light sessions, please contact me or Salomon Berner.
We’re glad you’re here and proud to present this latest edition of DVN-I. If you’re not a member yet, come and join us!