The 23rd DVN Workshop will be held in Novi, Michigan, on 21-22 September at the Hyatt Place Hotel, during Motor Bella, the new 6-day event replacing NAIAS. All prevailing Covid safety measures in effect in Michigan will be applied, and the conference and expo spaces will be safely laid out for hundreds of in-person attendees to benefit from the full docket of lectures, presentations, and exhibitions. Registered attendees who can’t travel to Detroit will be catered for by online access to the complete event.
The rubric for the day-and-half conference is How to Save Lives in Nighttime Driving, with the intent to describe and discuss how new technologies can contribute to increased safety.
The event will bring together around 250 participants, involved in lighting, vehicle interiors, and ADAS, from around the world—directors, managers, and experts. Among the 30 lectures on topics including driver monitoring, ADB, LED, microLED, lighting performance assessment, simulation, testing, measurements, and regulation, contributions are confirmed from regulators, researchers, Audi, Ford, GM, Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo; Hella, Koito/NAL, Marelli AL, Valeo, Varroc, Everlight, Lumileds, Nichia, Osram, Samsung, and Texas Instruments. Each presenter will bring their own perspective on recent safety-orientated trends in lighting and car interiors, in context of worsening traffic violence—deaths and injuries—on American roads.
Discussion panels and expo booths will bolster a consistent core strength of DVN Workshops: facilitating the exchange of ideas, research findings, and strategies among participants and attendees from all relevant sectors, all over the world—guiding, in turn, strategic executive decisions concerning product and service roadmaps and political action plans.
Six months after the Shanghai DVN Workshop, the DVN Workshop near Detroit in Novi, Michigan will be a real, live, face-to-face event with acclaimed speakers and around 20 expo booths.
Attendees will visit booths during the 30-minute breaks every two hours, as well as during lunchtime, the welcome cocktail hour, and dinnertime. Online attendees will also be invited to a video-visit of each exhibition booth during which the exhibitor will be interviewed. All attendees will have access to the replay VOD of the event for 2 full weeks.
Opening by Hector Fratty
Keynote by Daniel Stern
Session 1: Status of Safety Situation on the Roads
• UMTRI Michael Flannagan (Research Associate Professor, Human Factors Division) Understanding how darkness affects crash risk: Direct comparisons between dark and light conditions
• Mount Sinai-Icahn School of Medicine John Bullough (Program Director, Light & Health Research Center) Advances in Understanding the Safety Benefits of Adaptive Vehicle Lighting
• IIHS Matthew Brumbelow (Senior Research Engineer)
The results are in: a first look at the real-world effect of the IIHS headlight ratings
Session 2: OEMs’ Contribution to Safety Improvement
• Audi Michael Hamm (Headlamp Development Manager)
Worldwide ADB Experience With Millions of Cars
• Volvo Paul-Henri Matha (Exterior Lighting & Safety Technical Leader)
How Does Volvo Handle Exterior Lighting When We Speak About Safety
• GM Michael Larsen (Exterior Lighting Technical Lead)
The Balance Between Seeing Light and Glare
• Ford Luciani Lukacs (Global Core Exterior Lighting Supervisor)
Challenges of Implementing Exterior Lighting Features to Enhance Safety in a Global Market
• Jaguar Land Rover Shammika Vickramasinghe (Body Engineering Group Leader & Domain Architect)
Lighting and Improving Safety
Panel Discussion about «How to Save Lives in Nighttime Driving»
Session 3: Set Makers’ Technology Achievements to Increase Safety
• Marelli-AL Ernst-Olaf Rosenhahn (Head of Lighting Innovation)
How the Headlamp Rating HSPR will Increase Nighttime Traffic Safety
• Valeo John Orisich (Advanced Technology Manager) lecture title TBD
• Varroc Lighting Systems Luc Brisson (R&D Director) Progress on Sensor Integration
• Hella Pavel Ondryska (Head of Headlamp & Rear Lamp Development)
Digital Light – A Safer Way to Drive
• Koito-NAL Viren Merchant (Assistant General Manager)
“Spread of ADB and Contribution to Safety”
Session 4: Enhanced Safety by Driver Monitoring Systems
• Ansys Sen Zhang (Application Engineer) In-Cabin Sensing Systems and Simulation With Ansys
• Radiant Vision Systems Matt Scholz (Automotive Business Leader)
Driver Monitoring System Testing
• Grupo Antolin Enrique Jiménez (Business Development Executive) & Benjamin Chevallier (Innovation Manager) Assisting Nighttime Driving With Driver and Occupant Monitoring Systems
• Xperi Petronel Bigioi (Product CTO) Next Generation Interior Sensing
• Eyeris Modar Alaoui (CEO)
Sensor Fusion AI Enabled by Interior Scene Analysis & Modern Automotive AI Chips
Session 5: Regulations; Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Adaptive Lighting
• Geoff Draper introduction
• Bart Terburg session moderator
• GTB Davide Puglisi (Secretary of GRE IWG-SLR)
Review of Stage 2 GRE Simplification of UN Regulations—Update on GTB activities
• Ford Joshua Schwab (Global Core Lighting Manager) What do Vehicle Manufacturers Want in Terms of Harmonised Requirements for Adaptive Systems?
• Sapphire Technical Solutions Michael Piscitelli (Owner)
How to Assess Real-World Performance of Adaptive Systems?
• Mount Sinai-Icahn School of Medicine John Bullough (Program Director, Light & Health Research Center) and UMTRI Michael Flannagan (Research Associate Professor, Human Factors Division) Is a Subjective Assessment of Real-World Performance Such a Bad Thing?
• Varroc Rainer Neumann (Lighting Director) Summary of Experiences of Following the Practical Test for ADB (Assessment by an Inspector on Public Roads) As Defined in the UN Regulations
• Panel session with Wolfgang Huhn, Michael Larsen, and Rainer Neumann; moderated by Bart Terburg: How to Merge the Needs of Type Approval, Self Certification, and Other Mandatory Standards?
Session 6 • Light Source Innovation
• Lumileds Michel Zwanenburg (Automotive VP) Latest LED
Light Source Solutions Driving Enhanced Safety For All
• Samsung Joongkon Son (Automotive LED Sales-Marketing VP)
Lighting the Way: Monolithically Integrated LEDs for Road Safety
• AMS Osram Michael Godwin (Visible LED Products Director)
Latest LED Innovations That Make Night Driving Safer
• Kyocera SLD Laser John Peek (Senior Advisor) & Paul Rudy (CMO, SVP)
LaserLight, The All-In-One Proposition for Brightness, Styling, Sensing, Communication
•Texas Instruments Brandon Seizer (Product Marketing Engineer)
Improving Vehicle Visibility With Dynamic Projections
Session 7: Technology Enablers
• AML Systems Ludovic Toulisse (R&D Director) & Hassan Koulouh (Innovation Manager)
High Precision Headlamp Setting
• Docter Optics Hagen Schweitzer (Optical Design Manager)
Precision Molded Glass Lenses with Application to Automotive HD-Pixel Light Systems
• Covestro Paul Platte (Senior Marketing Manager)
Driving Ahead of the Curve: Visionary Monomaterial Headlamp Concept
• LMT Thomas Reiners (Chair GTB Task Force Vehicle Level Lighting Test Procedure)
Vehicle Lighting Performance Assessment System (VELAS): On-Vehicle Headlamp Goniophotometry for C-NCAP
The entire event will happen online in real time and VOD (video on-demand).
via our DVN US Workshop online platform.