Established in 2003, EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) is the leading industry association promoting the sustainable development of organisations working in the photonics field. We’ve described and reported on this association which publishes market and technology reports, organises technical workshops and B2B roundtables, supports EU funding proposals, advocacy and lobbying, education and training activities, standards and roadmaps, and pavilions at exhibitions.
It is crucial for the automotive lighting community to be in active, cooperative contact with the photonics community, for reciprocally beneficial knowledge and innovation. Put another way, when the photonics community will understand lighting needs and challenges, they’ll bring new ideas, approaches, and perspectives to meeting these needs and conquering these challenges.
A fine example is the online session organized by EPIC last week, dedicated to ADAS. It shows these two benefits very well. This week we bring you a summary of two lectures at the event, one from Audi to present the automakers’ needs concerning lighting communication, and one from Novasonic presenting their innovative sensor and headlamp cleaning technique. Take a look and listen—this is a taste of the future with lighting and photonics communities working toward mutual benefit!