Over this past month of August, DVN has published articles about universities and Labs: TU Darmstadt, Nuremberg, Dekra, and others. Today we publish exclusive interviews with 2 experts from UMTRI and LRC. We hope you will find them interesting. In a DVN interview previously published, GRE President Marcin Gorkowski said we need to “define what are the desired effects of the visual vehicle systems on forward illumination, road pedestrians and other obstructions, on vehicle marking, turning, slowing down, stopping, etc. Next, we have to describe these visual effects in clear regulatory text.” We agree, and a key need is for objective data to underpin good regulations. The editorial pages of DVN have described examples in detail: DRL intensity, leveling devices, colour of light emitted, etc.
Universities—mainly in Germany and North America—have the skill and talent to help and support the needs of the worldwide lighting community.
In a former study on headlamp cleaning system influence, TUD has defined a good methodology, analysing the status of real field tests and how driver feedback enquiries should be conducted. We have to go in this direction to address the open questions. Let us define together the needs, let us define together what university or lab can solve these needs and let us go do it!
The first step should concern the effect of leveling on safety. This study could be a very good example, to be extended later to other studies.
DVN General editor