The VISION scientific and organization committee meetings were held last week.
One of the targets was to choose presentations from the 74 proposed abstracts.
The selection of the ADAS abstracts was easy without too much discussion, but it was much more difficult to choose lighting presentations from so many high level abstracts of such high quality. It was really a pity to have to eliminate some interesting papers. Finally we selected 23 abstracts with three more possible beyond that. The 63 lighting abstracts we received emphasise a clear trend:
– In front lighting: LED, Laser, ADB
– In rear lighting: LED, OLED, and intelligent lighting to communicate with other cars in all conditions.
So, we can expect a fantastic VISION congress. One important remark: To avoid hotel reservation problems, I suggest you to reserve the hotel as soon as possible. There are many events in Versailles at the time of the congress, and it will be difficult to have rooms if you do not react very soon.
DVN Paris awards
We have now the results of our questionnaire concerning the best lectures at the DVN Paris workshop. Thank you to the 55 attendees who sent their ranking.
Congratulations to Kamislav Fadel from AL, for his best lecture on “The 10 Challenges in the Automotive Lighting industry now and by 2020”
and we likewise congratulate the five runners-up:
– Christian Amann from BMW: “N ew illumination system using laser diodes and Further Future Trends”.
– Satoshi Yamamura from Koito: “Growing role of lighting beyond 2020”
– Laurent Evrard from Valeo: “Think Global”
– Mathieu Lips from Renault: “ Lighting 2025 – Challenges for Styling and Engineering”
– Gunnar Koether from Volkswagen – “Future Trends for Rear Lamps – Changes and challenges”
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