The VISION Congress Scientific Committee’s 20 members met last week—some
in person at the SIA facilities in Surenes, and others by audio conference
because of Coronavirus-related bans on non-urgent travel in force at some
The meeting stays with me for its thoughtful, dedicated involvment of the committee members during assessment and selection of the abstracts and proposals. In the end there was total agreement on 23 abstracts concerning lighting and 12 abstracts concerning ADAS were selected. Authors will be informed soon, then will come communication to all the lighting community, and you’ll soon see a list of accepted papers here in the Driving Vision News.
The Organisation Committee met just after the Scientific Committee, and took two important decisions: Night drives will be held the evening of 6 October—this time before the two days of the congress on 7–8 October. And there will be two panel discussions, one on lighting rating systems and one about ADAS and the integration of sensors in lamps.
Two other points:
• Today we’re publishing a sort of virtual report on Geneva auto show. The show it self was cancelled due to the coronavirus, so of course we couldn’t walk the show, but we’ve gathered as much of the information as possible about interesting premieres and innovations that would’ve been at the show. See also below, the main takeaways.
• On strong demand, we’ve decided to print 200 more copies of the DVN Global Study on Automotive Lidar we published three months ago. For all new orders, five hard copies of the study will be sent together with the electronic version. If requested, the two main authors of the study will give a live presentation on the subject at the customer’s premises and conduct a Q&A session to share the insights of their work.