North Americans and most of us in Europe, except our Swedish colleagues, are now in our fourth week of home confinement. I am regularly talking with several of you, and the word is you’re mostly not suffering too much boredom—technology to the rescue; audio- and video-conferences, online movies and shows, and of course email. Some of you work all day long; others have work only half a day because of partial technical unemployment, but most of you can keep easily in touch with your family on Skype or another such service.
What most of us are missing is the total absence of sports on TV. No football, and no tennis. Ordinarily they’re difficult to follow because we don’t have time. Now we have the time, and they’re not there!
As I’ve been saying all along, in this difficult time the DVN team are working hard as usual, using information from all lighting community members to deliver not only the usual updates on industry technology, but also to keep you informed on how Covid-19 will affect all of our working lives—now and in the future. DVN will continue to keep the vehicle lighting community connected, just as we’ve been doing for the last 12 years. New challenges are ahead, and new opportunities will arise. We didn’t ask for this global stop, but we got it. It presents opportunities to take time we usually don’t have, to think about how we might change the world for the better after this unanticipated re-set.
This is a time that calls for cooperation, for sharing, for coming together to lead through this Coronavirus crisis. And that’s what we are doing at DVN, opening exceptionally the total content of our DVN website to all our registered members, whether they have subscribed as DVN or as DVN-Interior members.
Starting from this Tueday, and for a period of 4 weeks, you will have access to the full contents on our DVN website at : www.drivingvisionnews.com
This week there’s a new chapter in our on running saga “The Wonderful Story of Lighting” and we’ve got an in-depth piece from Volvo’s Matha, one of the greatest expert in lighting, explaining his strange feeling with this corona virus, and especially for our automotive industry. Automotive always represents freedom and from some weeks we have lost this freedom to move, staying at home.
Take good care of yourself and your family,