Driving Vision News Gold members involved in the North American market have been invited to attend the next in our ongoing series of DVN workshops, this coming 10 January near Detroit in Rochester, Michigan. The focus is on LED technology and technique, and the date and timing are planned in accord with the North American International Auto Show; attendees will easily be able to take in both events.
This past Spring, our DVN workshop in Paris focusing on innovation by Tier 1&2 lighting suppliers set high benchmarks for attendance and quality of presentations; looking at early returns we anticipate establishing even higher benchmarks next month in Michigan.
Participants and attendees will be arriving from automakers including GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Audi, Opel, and VW;
Tier-1 suppliers such as ACH, AL, Federal-Mogul, Grote, Hella, Koito, Magna, NAL, Odelo, SL, Speaker, Stanley, Valeo and Valeo-Sylvania, and Visteon.
There will be more than 20 Tier-2 suppliers present, including Osram, Philips, Nichia, and Seoul Semiconductor, 3M, Astron-Fiamm, Bayer, Brandenburg, CCI, DBM, Docter Optics, Freudenberg, GXC, Mobileye, Mitsubishi Electric, Myotek, AML Systems, Sealink, Sonceboz, and Zollner. The university and institute sector will have representation by the likes of UMTRI, Rensselaer Polytechnic/LRC. All in all, we are expecting close to 130 individual attendees and we’re looking forward to an exceptionally valuable and enjoyable event.
We’re most grateful in advance for the lecture presentations and round-table chairing by Chrysler, Ford, GM, Audi, AL, Valeo-Sylvania, Osram, Philips, Visteon, UMTRI, LCR, and others. The North American market has tended to lack the European culture of passion and enthusiasm for vehicle lighting. That’s no longer the case; American companies are pushing innovation in lighting and American buyers are pulling it onto the market. The main target of this workshop, to investigate how and when new LED technologies will impact the US automotive market, is a good opportunity to identify the specificities of the US automotive lighting market. It’s also a great opportunity to exchange ideas about how to make the best of the increasing importance of new lighting technologies.