As we announced last year, a century after the first electric car headlamps, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Light is at the origin of all life, it plays a central role in human activities, and it has revolutionised society through medicine and communications, entertainment and culture. Industries based on light are major economic drivers. Light is also important to our appreciation of art, and optical technologies are essential in understanding and preserving cultural heritage.
As light becomes a key cross-cutting discipline of science in the 21st century, it is essential that everyone at the highest levels in the vehicle industry fully appreciates the technological revolution under way in the realm of automotive lighting. It is equally vital that the brightest young minds from all areas of the world continue to be attracted to careers in this field.
That’s why DVN’s celebration of the International Year of Light will include the release of a grand and prestigious book entitled Lighting, The Soul of Car Design.
It will be an artful, elegant book to showcase the past, present, and predictions of automotive lighting technologies while presenting important participants in this industry. An exclusive edition of 2,000 books is planned for May 2015. Read more about it in this week’s news.
DVN Editor in Chief