The 2018 VISION congress—Vehicle and Infrastructure Safety Improvement in Adverse Conditions—will be held in Paris on 9 and 10 October at La Cité des Sciences de la Villette, a place totally dedicated to technologies, a strong example for the vehicle lighting community; especially young engineers and universities.
This biennial international congress, organised and presented by SIA (the French Society of Automotive Engineers) was first held in 2002. The event has been growing ever since its inception, with record participation of 550 attendees in 2016, up 20% from 2014. This year, at least six hundred attendees are expected.
VISION is a forum for top scientists and engineers, for directors, managers, department heads, and experts from industry, universities, and research centres. Its characteristic centrepiece is night drives with at least 25 different demonstrator cars carrying groups of participants around a closed track to show off the real-world function of the latest innovations in lighting, driver assistance, and autonomous capability. Moreover, there are networking opportunities for attendees and speakers, with a large-scale expo hall covering a wide range of products and services in the field of lighting, ADAS, and autonomy.
2018’s event will show the progress of innovation in all the channels: ADB, OLEDs, lasers, LEDs, night vision, intelligent signal lights; sensors and detectors; virtual simulators for design and validation, and all the key topics for vision and road safety.
The agenda is set, and this week we report on a meeting of the VISION Steering Committee that developed it. You’ll want to register to attend!