The lighting and driver assistance Scientific Committees convened last week to select abstracts to be presented at the VISION congress this 9-10 October in Versailles, France. I am impressed with the very high quality of abstracts. Paring down the considerable collection to the number for which we’ll have time was very difficult; I was sad to see several papers on technology, styling, materials, and actuators eliminated. But this difficulty emphasises the overall high quality of the selected abstracts. Those authors whose papers weren’t selected have the deepest respect and gratitude of myself and my fellow committee members. After intense discussions, 35 abstracts were selected from car makers Audi, Opel, Renault, Seat, and Volkswagen; Tier 1 suppliers AL, Autoliv, Continental, Hella, Ichikoh, Koito, Mobileye, Mobis, Nichia, Odelo, Osram, Philips, Valeo, Visteon; and academic centres TU-Darmstadt, Rensselaer Polytechnic’s LRC, and IFSTTAR.All the new technologies in lighting and driver assistance will be covered: light sources, styling, energy consumption, and performance; E-copilot with situational awareness, onboard and coöperative systems, enhanced visualisation of the infrastructure, and HMI.
VISION will surely be the event of the year for lighting and ADAS experts with unprecedented amounts of new technology presented, a very special location in front of the Chateau de Versailles, an area specifically configured to welcome more than 400 attendees with a very large area for the exhibitions and the 25 cars expected—most of them demo-cars, the others models unveiled at the Paris motor show which will be held at the same time. Indeed, this year’s VISION Congress will be quite a vintage. See you there!
DVN General editor