There’s a great deal of public buzz about current and looming changes in the automotive industry with the arrival of electric vehicles, autonomous driving, and vehicle communication to other vehicles, drivers, road users and infrastructure.
Listening to opinions in the vehicle lighting community, DVN explored the influences of these new factors on exterior lighting in order to provide guidance for the lighting community to successfully negotiate the transition into the next decade.
Two years ago, DVN led a study using an array of tools in carrying out this guidance:
Taking the information of the study and adding new information from these two last years, the report provides a solid basis to define the strategy and path to success within the specifics of your business area for the coming decade. Trends and plausible scenarios have been identified, both in society and in the automotive industry: urbanisation and mega cities, the sharing economy including car- and ride-sharing, environmental protectionand sustainability, ageing population, ADAS, AVs, and EVs, digitalisation, communication, AI, and the zero-crash/zero-fatalities drive.
There will be an indefinitely long period during which human-driven, semi-autonomous, and AVs will share the world’s roadways. The basic see-and-be-seen functions will be joined by an element of sophisticated communications surpassing that of today’s vehicle lighting systems. The report is now available for DVN Gold Members to download; in the meantime, this week we bring you a summary of some of the report’s important conclusions.