Complex new needs for safety and style have broken the ice toward great innovations in vehicle lighting. That’s why DVN started working last January on a study of the new lighting functions likely to appear in the next decade. Our intent with this study is to help executives, engineers, and experts in the vehicle lighting and vision community make the best-informed decisions for application in the 2020-’30 timeframe.
To create the study, we’ve applied our established methodology including focussed discussions with key stakeholders of the industry, input from leading research institutes, literature review from congresses and workshops, and analysis of the gathered information. Market trends are evaluated in context of the social and industrial environments drastically changed by the Covid pandemic. We conducted 30 interviews with lighting companies, automakers, tier-1 and -2 lighting suppliers, and researchers. I am very thankful to all the participating companies and institutes who shared their valuable opinions and insights on automotive lighting with us. Only with their support were we able to complete this study which will be made available shortly. For more information about price and table of contents, please see the brochure.
I personally thank Jean-Paul Ravier, Leo Metzemaekers, Ralf Schäfer, Rainer Neumann, Carsten Befelein, and Daniel Stern for conducting the interviews, and for their professional analysis in writing this report. Geoff Draper did a great job applying his experience in vehicle lighting technology and regulations, and Salomon Berner challenged us to make the report readily accessible for everybody. We’re really proud of our work to pack it with value, and we’re eager for your feedback once you’ve read it.