The vehicle lighting industry is a strong community with strong relationship between its members, but is something of an island, more or less alone when organisations in other fields could help. I think, for example, of photonics organisations around the world like Photonics Europe which gathers more than 550 companies, Ecomotion with its thousands of members, and all the startups involved in optics, electronics, software, and materials.
For this reason, we at DVN are working for the next workshops to organise a startup corner. We will invite eager startups seeking to present their innovative products and services; we’re confident it will be fruitful for the lighting community as well as for the startups in their efforts to attract customers and investors. In a time when investments are decreasing, it is important to find innovative companies whose new thinking can help decrease the costs of R&D and commercialisation.
Amidst this week’s news, we’ve got a double shot of can’t-miss content for you: our DVN Report on Marelli Automotive Lighting brings comprehensive information on Marelli’s history, organisation, and key data; and on the supplier’s Automotive Lighting division’s R&D, products, technologies, strategy, strengths and challenges.
And we’ve got information on the new headlight rating system which we think will be of great benefit to consumers and producers alike. It’s based on laboratory measurements, and leads to representative results that enable a direct and objective comparison of different headlighting systems; read all about it.