I wish a great and prosperous new year to all the automotive lighting makers and users, all the engineers and designers and researchers and educators—the whole DVN community and your loved ones. I wish you great creativity again in the new year in order to have lighting at the top of automotive innovations. You are really helping DVN with your thoughtful generosity in sharing your ideas, opinions, challenges, and solutions.
And I would like to also wish a great new year to friends who are working for Driving Vision News, and are making a wonderful job. Salomon Berner and Philippe Aumont in France, Daniel Stern in Canada; B.Y.Chung In Korea, Kim and Eiichi Ono in Japan; Jean-Paul Ravier and Jean-Paul Charret in France, Ralf Schäfer and Leo Metzemaekers in Germany; Carine Abouaf (DVN marketing) and Noam and Sarah Ouaknine who manage the DVN website; Eve Taberna (DVN document presentation), Robert Sitbon for pictures and videos.
The main job of DVN is to help the lighting community. The increasing number of Gold/Platinium member companies—150 at the end of the year—of Gold lighting members (more than 1,100!), and of interested lighting outfits (more than 2,500) show that there is strong interest in the kind of networking we facilitate and information we publish. We’re delighted and proud to fill this role.
Don’t forget about the DVN Workshop in Munich, focussed on high resolution lighting. It will surely emphasise the enormous progress being made by the vehicle lighting industry. Lectures will be given by Audi’s Huhn, BMW’s Kaelble and Isele, JLR’s Wickramasinghe, Volvo’s Matha, Ford’s Heitplatz, PSA’s Goncalves, Renault’s Bedu, Opel’s Schneider, Hella’s Kleinkes and Merkel, ZKW’s Klaedtke, Marelli’s Stella, Varroc’s Morgan and Neumann, Valeo’s Fleury and also from several experts in lighting and regulations. For more information, contact DVN’s Salomon Berner
Finally: to prepare his important session at the DVN Munich Workshop concerning the introduction of new lighting functions into regulations, GTB President Geoff Draper needs your help. Please respond to his 4-question survey as soon as you can.