LED lighting technology has already made inroads with various premium car models, thanks to the unlimited possibilities LED have brought in styling differentiation. The inexorable march towards LED will have implications for all market participants, requiring alignment of products, engineering skills, and capacities.
The event will take place at a First class Detroit hotel within easy commuting distance to Cobo Center and the Detroit airport.
After a Meet & Greet soirée on Monday evening, 9 January, the workshop will take place on Tuesday, 10 January.
Over 80 participants representing automakers and automotive lighting suppliers involved in the US market have confirmed their attendance, all of them DVN Gold members. The target of the workshop is to describe the parameters and effects of LED technology in the American automotive lighting market, and more specifically.
• To allow an exchange of experience, desires, and ideas among American, Japanese, Korean, and European participants on LED technologies for automotive lighting;
• To catch the trends concerning automotive LEDs in the forthcoming 10 years in terms of technology and technique, market penetration depth and width, lighting performance, regulations, and thermal efficiency;
• To outline the strengths and weaknesses of LED vehicle lighting: safety, environment, durability, obsolescence, standardization, regulations; concerns about materials, etc.;
• To exchange information on LED features in order to help designers and engineers build new styling-differentiated rear and front lamps within realistic production constraints.