A capacity crowd of lighting and vision VIPs and experts converged on the truly grand Ritz Carlton Tokyo Midtown last week for the 17th DVN Workshop. The rubric was advanced technologies, communication, and regulation, and 280 attendees made a real go of it— including representatives from 15 car makers, 13 set makers, 32 Tier-2 companies, 10 organisations...in total over 70 outfits. The expo halls were well populated with 25 booths showing a wide array of innovative and intriguing products, services, and concepts.
The day after a gala welcome dinner soirée, 25 speakers painted a multifaceted picture of how very many things are changing right now in vehicle lighting: whole new questions are being asked as new technology means longstanding fundamental assumptions must be rethought. Moreover, today's global vehicle industry and more-mobile-than-ever populace means decisions must be thoughtfully taken, with input from all over the world, to ensure the fastest, easiest, smoothest and safest possible uptake of new personal mobility technology.