The report, released 2 weeks after the workshop, summarises the day’s presentations, panel sessions, round tables, booths and discussions among the 175 experts and managers present at this workshop.
Nine presentations were on the morning’s docket.
– IAV’s John Cooper outlined the synergy between DA and Lighting.
– Valeo Sylvania’s John Orisich followed with “LED High beam from light guides” showing a new progress to improve styling differentiation.
– Varroc’s Rainer Neumann presented Glare Free High Beam made by matrix beam.
– Osram’s Thomas Reiners discussed laser/remote-phosphor technology
– Philips Automotive Lighting’s John Peek and Astron-Fiamm’s Bruno Dussert-Vidalet sequentially presented the state of the art in OLEDs for auto applications.
– Professor A. Von Hoffmann talked about simulations, status and future trends
– Bart Terburg , GTB Vice president, presented Current International Harmonisation Activities Related to Lighting Regulation and Technical Requirements.
– Stephan Berlitz closed the presentation with the regulatory impacts of Avanced Lighting Systems and a interesting video on the matrix beam possiblitie sin AFS.
The afternoon docket included panel sessions and round tables:
– Panel 1, chaired by Geoff Draper, focused on regulations . There was an enthusiastic exchange of experience, perspective, and opinions within and among the American and international vehicle lighting communities.
– Panel 2, chaired by Alexander Von Hoffmann discussed the status and the future of simulations with the arrival of light source technologies LED, OLED, and lasers.
There were 5 round tables:
– Round table 1, chaired by Ralf Schäfer, gathered to discuss the question of glass or plastic lenses for use with LEDs.
– Round table 2, chaired by Michael Pickholz, was focused on new materials and processes for new lighting systems.
– Round table 3, chaired by Thorsten Warvel, gathered to discuss the future of actuators related matters of leveling, AFS, ALS, and electronics.
– Round table 4, chaired by former Valeo Lighting R&D Director Jean-Paul Charret, looked at LED standardisation and gathered experts from Philips, Osram, Nichia
– Round table 5, chaired by Stephan Berlitz , talked about the f uture of OLED technology in automotive lighting.
After Stuttgart in 2009 and Paris in 2010 and 2011, after Detroit and Tokyo in 2012, the DVN workshop was held for the second time in the United States with an increase of 50% of the attendees. The inexorable march towards new technologies in relation with DA systems will have implications for all market participants, requiring alignment of products, engineering skills, and capacities.
What will be the next workshop?
We are working hard at DVN on it and I am proud to announce the next workshop will be this coming 23-24 April in Shanghai during the auto show.
DVN Editor in Chief