Most of you—at least outside North America—are either still on holiday or just returning and might not have had a chance to read last week’s editorial and in-depth article. They’re really too important to miss, so we’re republishing them this week.
What’s so important? It’s all to do with the DVN conference on lidar to be held this coming 20 November at the Dorint Hotel Frankfurt-Sulzbach, with a cocktail hour and a dinner the evening before. This unique event, the first of its kind, will bring together the world’s top experts in the lidar and lighting fields to start talking and listening with one another. That’s the first step toward building a new ecosystem for lidar and lighting integration.
There will be three lecture sessions:
- Lidar technologies
- Lidar integration in headlamps and rear lamps
- Market challenges and opportunities, simulation and testing.
The keynote speech will be from Continental. 17 lectures are confirmed from automakers including Audi, Ford, PSA, and Renault; lidar suppliers including Innoviz, Jenoptik, LeddarTech, Valeo, and Velodyne; lighting makers such as Hella, Koito, Valeo, and ZKW; the Fraunhofer University IMS institute, as well as Yole Developpement, Vedecom, and Optis. Mobis, Luminar, and Quanergy are also expected to make presentations.
Two panel discussions will grapple with the benefits and drawbacks of various lidar technologies and talk about the synergies between lidar and lighting. 12 expo booths will present the most recent cutting-edge lidar automotive technologies and their integration process into cars.
I am convinced that it will be a grand opportunity to help lighting and lidar communities build and thrive in a new ecosystem. For more information about the lidar conference program and registration.
See the conference brochure.
For registration or to take out an expo booth, contact DVN’s Salomon Berner.