Three important events are being held this week:
– The Mondial autoshow started last week, and is still open until Sunday 14 October with very interesting concept cars and production models. DVN will release a report on Mondial 2012 next Tuesday, presenting the cars on display and giving the main takeaway points.
– The DVN welcome cocktail and dinner took place yesterday evening in Versailles at the Pullman Hotel. It gathered 100 experts belonging to DVN Gold and Platinium member companies. It was an exceptional opportunity for networking amongst members of our lighting and ADAS community.
– The third and most important event is the VISION congress with more than 370 experts and managers involved in automotive lighting and driver assistance which takes place today and tomorrow. In addition to the 35 lectures, attendees will visit the track to assess 25 production and demonstration cars’ lighting and driver assistance systems. DVN will also release, next month, a report on the 2012 Vision congress.
I would like to emphasise the high level of the session chairs; Professor Khanh, Kamislav Fadel, Rainer Neumann, Hans-Theo Dorissen, Wolfgang Huhn, Masaru Sasaki, Jean-François Boissou, and Anne Guillaume are all very highly regarded in their respective fields.
Anne, at the head of the research department created by Renault and PSA, is not yet well known in our community. Get to know her via our DVN interview in this week’s news, and make a point of meeting her at VISION.
Driving Vision News is proud of our role in this week’s lighting and driver assistance events, and hope you will enjoy participating.
DVN Editor in Chief