We did it—together! The first in-person DVN Interior Workshop happened earlier this week, wrapping up everything on Tuesday evening. Over 160 people attended, representing more than 80 companies including Bentley; BMW; Lotus; Honda; Hyundai; and Ford, Forvia; Valeo; Grupo Antolin; Toyota Boshoku, and numerous technology and materials companies. 11 companies had expo booths to showcase their products, applications, innovations, and technologies.
Everybody was happy to meet and discuss technology with peers after two years of abstinence! The docket of lectures gave a broad perspective on a wide array of technologies: HMI and IAQ; in-cabin sensing and interior lighting; surface interaction, materials, and sustainability. Really it showed there’s a real ecosystem here; an intersecting web of technologies within the increasingly data-driven system to get the expected look, feel, functionalities, and reliability. It showed how technologies; new functions, and new architectures are pushing, pulling, and enabling one another in a positive feedback loop to create new opportunities and new design freedom for automaker and supplier architects and designers.
We heartily thank everyone who attended, participated, presented, and exhibited. Congrats to the Innovation Awards winners! The whole DVN team worked hard to bring this event together, and we couldn’t have done it without all of you. We hope to see you all at the next DVN Interior event, so keep an eye on the weekly newsletter!
Thanks again. We’re honored to have you as DVN Interior members.