70 of the world’s automotive lighting and driver assistance experts attended the inaugural DELRIS symposium in Darmstadt this past week. Over a day and a half of sessions, experts from Europe, Asia, Canada, and the USA exchanged insight, innovations and ideas.
The participants came from automakers, lighting suppliers, universities, and national regulatory agencies. Several very appealing reports were presented, including current issues in lighting regulations from Transport Canada, LED light sources from Nichia, LED systems from AL and the Lighting Research Center, and Driver assistance from professor Isermann.
Two very productive panel discussions were held. One involved LED experts to better understand the technology and forecast LED technology and performance developments.
After the first half day, all 70 participants came together for a glass of beer and dinner at Braustübl. A few people from companies around Darmstadt joined the group. It was a very nice time, with some expected discussions on technology, the automotive lighting and driver assistance fields, and life in general; the conversation flowed freely as almost all the participants know each other.
We are fortunate to be involved in a field with such a neighbourly, familial culture.
Most of those who came to DELRIS will also come to VISION for two fantastic days and a wonderful night. 200 people — experts and managers alike — are expected, with more than 20 demo cars equiped with the latest innovations.
The report on DELRIS will be available on www.DrivingVisionNews.com from September 30, 2008.