Many exciting events are expected next year with DVN Workshops in the US and China, ISAL, the IAA and more. All these events will be covered in DVN reports to will be published in 2015. Here’s a working list of 2015 DVN reports; Gold and Platinum DVN members can expect to receive these titles and more:
February: US DVN Workshop
March: Geneva Auto Show
April: ADAS and Lighting
May: China DVN Workshop
July: Cameras for Automotive Lighting
September: Varroc Lighting Systems profile
November: IAA Auto Show
December: Lighting in America
We are hard at work preparing to provide excellent coverage of 2015’s events for the DVN community. Of course, we’re not done with 2014, yet; be sure to stop by www.drivingvisionnews.com and have a look at the pictures from the Mondial auto show in Paris.
There is also an important event in the larger lighting world, which we have decided to be involved with: 2015 has been declared the International Year of Light by the United Nations . This is to celebrate the importance of light as a fundamental condition of life for humans; animals; and plants, and therefore also as a central part of science and culture . Furthering the science of light brings a long list of benefits including better understanding of the cosmos , better treatment options in medicine, and myriad technological developments. The motto for the year is ” Light for Change”. And 2015 brings anniversaries of many important optical science publications. 400 years ago, French engineers developed the first prototype of a solar-powered machine . 200 years later, Fresnel published his first work on the wave theory of light . Maxwell laid in 1865 the basics of electrical theory with his theory of classical electrodynamics. In 1915 Einstein presented his general theory of relativity . In 1965 Penzias and Wilson put forth the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation proof of the Big Bang theory . We have every reason to look eagerly and optimistically forward to continued advancement of humanity through light-related discoveries!
DVN Editor in Chief