Time flies; it’s now three weeks since VISION 2016. We present some more lecture summaries this week, but overall what do we retain?
- Great participation—almost 600 people at the Cité des Sciences.
- A congress full of promise for the automotive industry. Lighting and ADAS, highly related, presented many beautiful innovations showing great short- and long-term prospects.
- Night drives with 27 cars appreciated by attendees, despite the long bus ride to Mortefontaine.
- Quick evolution of light sources with rapid uptake of LEDs, and laser and OLED technologies starting to gain serious traction.
- Accentuation of the burgeoning success of new functions like ADB and functions related to autonomous and electric vehicles.
- Most importantly: lectures elucidating the galloping progress of lighting: better LED and laser performance, future possibilities of DMD, LCD and MEMs scanning, and unprecedented styling and design potential.
Of course, while it’s great fun (and very reassuring) to revel in the innovations, there’s also a great deal of work and strategic choices to do. We have very little time to get prepared for the arrival of electric and autonomous vehicles creating new functions, and updating regulations in relationship with communication to pedestrian, to other vehicles, and to infrastructure.
We’ve got our eyes on the need for a DVN Thought Storm during our next Rochester Workshop with American participation to bolster the productive European one DVN conducted in Frankfurt…stay tuned!