The DVN US Workshop at Rochester, Michigan will be under way today at lunch time. This year’s event is well populated with 270 attendees—a 25% increase over the previous US Workshop. High-level representatives of most automakers and setmakers are present in a collection of experts and managers, researchers and regulators from all sectors of the automotive lighting community, making the Workshop another outstanding opportunity to exchange views. We’re looking forward to a full docket of lectures and discussion sessions and a fascinating collection of exhibitors, including some first-time exhibitors. Next month we’ll release a report on the 2017 DVN US Workshop, presenting the main points of the lectures and a grand display of the technologies, exhibitions, and participants.
Another point: I visited Opel’s lighting department last month in Russelsheim, talking with manager Ingolf Schneider—one of the world’s great experts in car lighting.
I was impressed by one point especially which summarises my visit and my interview: how a generalist carmaker is able to develop and produces lighting technologies at the level of premium brands like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes and even launches deep research on lighting like eye-tracking to optimize AFS system. In this week’s news, you’ll find the report of my visit and the interview with Ingolf. Give it a read and learn about the lighting works, strategy, and vision of Opel.