In this report covering the 2021 Shanghai DVN workshop, DVN presents its 10 main takeaways:
– ADB and the technologies behind, Matrix, DLP, MicroLEDs and even dynamic laser.
– New functions as guiding lines, projection of symbols, light around the car, functional and for styling effect
– Software and simulation, the two skills we must develop
– CASIC will increase the communication between the Chinese SC21, and the UNECE-GRE, with an important role for GTB and DVN; a MUST to open worldwide regulations to new functions and technologies.”
– Styling differentiation mainly in RCL as OLED or “like OLED”,
– Sensors integrated in the HL/RL
– New generation of displays, HMI, and interior lighting for higher level of safety and user experience
– LED light source and light shaping industry is embracing the opportunities of digital lighting with performance related innovative concepts and products to move the market forward.
– Growing importance of specialist companies providing solutions to make the new advanced lighting systems possible.
– High level of innovations shown in the exhibition booths
DVN summarizes the lectures of the 35 speakers and describes the innovative systems and components presented at the exhibition booths.
The first session is dedicated to the achievements and the needs of OEMs to improve safety and style, integrating regulations,
– SVW Kiel, talks on advantages and challenges of new exterior lighting technologies, with personalized welcome communication and lit logos, and also with new interior lighting providing information for comfort and safety functions
– Audi Kobbert details 2 surveys showing Dynamic Light Functions doesn’t cause distraction and improve safety.
– Stellantis Goncalves presents the challenges of communication by light, then explains how his Group will use the 3 ways for lighting communication, guiding lines, projection of symbol and light around the car.
– FAW VW Yang develops her lecture around matrix technology, showing the benefit of 11 segments against 32 segments in performances vs cost and later the benefit of MicroLED with 20kpixels
– BMW Übler presents the specific BMW ADB concept using dynamic laser matrix beam adding few words on the rear innovative lights of the BMW 5 series
– Volvo, Matha talks on the Volvo plans to be fully electric by 2030 and its impact for exterior lighting. “Range decreasi by ADB is not an issue if SUV but could be an issue if a city car“
– GM Larsen details the 10 year road to not yet legalize ADB in the US
The second session is dedicated to technical offer of set makers to improve safety and style.
Jinlong Ao, Hasco Vision showed his clear future vision with a broad lighting system approach including sensors, electronics and software.
Hossein Nafari, Mind Optoelectronics made one of the best presentations of the WS. He announced the serial introduction of a 10 kpixel ADB system for Q1- 2022, and 100kµLED module in 2025.
Sebastian Hirsch, Marelli AL saidthe sensors, mainly lidars, will be integrated into the headlamps, but not before 2024-2025.
Chris Kirchenbauer, Hella said thenew Flatlight technology for signal with 5mm thickness and floating appearance is effectively giving a similar style as OLED, but with a reduced cost. first SOP in beginning 2023
Cho Yeonggi, Hyundai Mobis was presenting Lighting and ADAS developments, with an ADAS sensor integrated in ADB system.
Luc Brisson, Varroc, and Ralf Muenster, SiLC showed us object tracking with 4D+ imaging using Lidar sensors with advanced dimensions.
Lei Fan, Valeo was talking about Valeo’s monolithic MicroLED technology for making ADB.
The third session is dedicated vehicle interior.
Pr. Dr. Blankenbach, Pforzheim University explains the new display technology, the system approach with new shapes, higher pixels, holograms, augmented reality and up to emotion.
Inova, explains the new lighting network, with the HW/SW structure behind the screen.
Ansys talked about Interior optical design workflow with its development tools
Osram/Arm and Melexis talk on fusion of safety display function with ambient light
J. Gourlay, DesignLED talked on Interior personalization, becoming more and more important, from integrated lighting, with very thin backlight.Novem R&D addresses how combining physical and digital for seamless user experience, putting together new functions in premium materials, such as wood, aluminum or carbon, anywhere in the interior, and how it will influence OEM/Supplier relationship.
W. Clemens, PolyIC, explains how the combination of decoration and light, using capacitive touch sensors with haptic feedback creates the new generation of HMI.
The 4th session is the 18th in the series of DVN Regulatory Sessions, bringing together worldwide regulators.
Wang Wei, SMVIC presents an overview of the updates to the GB Standards and the 14th Five-Year Plan. This is of major major interest for the DVN community in the context of High-Tech innovation and answers many questions and concerns of foreign experts.
Zhu Caiping, Xingyu Lighting summarises the evolution of vehicle lamps, the principles of regulation formulation and identified the hot topics of Reversing Lamp Performance, Stop Lamp Glare, Position Lamps with the Luminous Logo.
Rainer Neuman, Varroc provides the latest status on research projects sponsored by the GTB Scientific Working Group (SVP).
Davide Puglisi, GTB Secretary General, presents the main topics at GRE with GTB involvement, the Time required to introduce new functions into the UN Regulations and the impact of exemption approvals for new technologies.
Xie Dongming, CATARC explains the CASIC organisation and its objectives. He highlights the opportunities and challenges.
The 5th session is dedicated to 4 leading light source suppliers will give their view on the future development of LED front lighting technology.
Keanu Ma, Lumileds gives insights into leading edge standard LED technology in combination with Micro-LED applications.
Carsten Setzer, Osram talks on the combination of visible light with infrared sources which will take an increasing area of interest for vehicle safety through direct obstacle detection
Terry Yuan, Texas Instruments addresses a bucket of new digital lighting opportunities.
Norman Hung, Everlight gives insights about the market introduction of matrix technology
In the 6th session, specialist companies provide solutions to make the new advanced lighting systems possible.
Xu Dong, Dian Hong, AML Systems demonstrate how to improve: precision, cycle time and accessibility of headlamp aiming.
Andy Zhang, Covestro shows the latest material trends for automotive exterior lighting,
Victor Wang, NXP proposes considerations and solutions for matrix headlighting
Pengyuan Lu, ANSYS explains why future complex headlamp systems will be impossible to design without use of simulation tools.
Tany Gu, Ningbo Sunny Automotive explains the importance of optics in headlamp imaging applications.
An important part of the report is focus to the products, systems, components, devices presented by the exhibitors. These exhibitions were the central point of the workshop.
A last part of the report present the main information from the VISION congress which was held one month ago. The Q/A sessions were developped in detail.