The 4 th and final session of the DVN Workshop two weeks ago was focused on regulations and chaired by Geoff Draper. It was meant to be followed by a panel discussion, but there was no time because the lectures ran long. So we’ve arranged to have the panel discussion as a WebEx teleconference this coming Thursday 29 January from 09:00 to 12:00 North American Eastern time, that is 06:00 to 09:00 Pacific and 15:00 to 18:00 Continental European time. We expect this first DVN WebEx to be a fruitful discussion; if you wish to listen in, click here shortly before the teleconference starts. Or to listen by telephone, ring 1-888-278-0254 (toll-free in the USA) or +1-214-765-0478 and enter the code 4451620#.
The docket for the discussion will be:
a) Responses to issues raised during the workshop concerning the US regulatory approach and the status of the Federal Standard FMVSS Nº. 108. David Hines and Markus Price of NHTSA are very interested to engage with workshop participants and discuss issues raised.
b) Questions relating to the lectures by Stephan Berlitz, Bart Terburg and Mike Flannagan.
c) Matters in the synchronisation of technical requirements between the UN and US systems by addressing the following questions:
• How do self-certification systems influence the formulation of lighting and light-signalling technical provisions?
• What are the aspects of the UN technical provisions that are unacceptable in the US?
• How should we move forward to synchronise these provisions?
The next DVN Workshop will take place in Shanghai this coming 21–22 April at the Hotel Intercontinental Puxi, during the Shanghai Auto Show. This is our second Shanghai DVN Workshop; the last one took place two years ago and gathered 230 attendees, most of them representing Chinese automotive lighting outfits. Learn more in this week’s news.
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