At Driving Vision News, we like to herald those personalities—the veterans and the newcomers alike—who use their expertise, skill, talent, and charisma to promote the forward march of automotive lighting. Every year, we organise a ceremony and bestow awards for the best presentations given at the ISAL and VISION lighting symposia (wherein the Steering Committee chooses the winners) and the DVN Workshops (wherein attendees select the winners). Awards are based on the content, the innovative aspect, and the quality of the presentation.
At the end of the Seoul DVN Workshop, we received 50 responses, which is a voting rate of about 25% of the attendees—a very high rate as such exercises go. Audi’s Wolfgang Huhn is the winner, mainly for his clear strategy and his illustrative videos. We congratulate Wolfgang, who has worked for many years to advance vehicular lighting. And we are happy to announce the 2nd-place vote favoured SL’s Kuk Sakong of Korea, and the 3rd-place slot goes to renowned American designer Robert Miller.
Osram’s Claus Allgeier and Philips’ Norbert Lesch close the top 5. Vigourously healthy obsession with car lights was in the past an almost exclusively European bailiwick; that is changing rapidly as the world’s automakers, engineers, designers, and students catch the spark, and it’s grand to see the trend toward diversity of nationality among those presenting our industry’s most engaging lectures.
Mark your calendars and make plans to attend; the next DVN Workshops will be held this coming 13-14 January near Detroit during the North American International Auto Show, and on 21-22 April in Shanghai during that city’s auto show.
DVN Editor in Chief