As we’ve written many times, one of the big challenge for the automotive lighting industry is a short supply of engineers with field-specific knowledge. More, when a young engineer is recruited, s/he can take several years to learn the many particulars of vehicle lighting and train on the tools we use in this industry.
ELS, the one-year Embedded Lighting Systems program, will launch next September to prime future recruits to hit the ground running in vehicle lighting careers. Companies, for their part, will be able to lead research projects with the help of the three schools involved— ESTACA , Institut d’Optique Graduate School, and Strate Design School —which are complementary, mixing their experience in systems, optics, electronic, mecchanics, thermics and styling.
The teaching and research teams are now defined under the head of Jean-Paul Ravier, and in this week’s newsletter we’ve got a fresh batch of information from him about the forthcoming program.
In other news, heads up! Next month’s DVN US Workshop is nearly full. If you haven’t yet made plans, time is running out. Remember, attendance is capped at 220 for safety reasons. We’ve got a fantastic docket for this event, including multiple all-new presentations of information that can only be called mission-critical to our community’s continued success. See you there!
DVN Editor in Chief