Welcome to your weekly DVNewsletter!
This week, we bring you an interview with Dow’s global mobility and transport marketing director. Read it and see how deeply a tier-2 supplier—a material maker, in this case—is involved with innovations like ADB, for example, providing optical-grade silicones for moulding into complex primary optics. And that’s just one example of one kind of part; there are many more!
There are many other tier-2 suppliers, too, of course, throughout the vehicle lighting ecosystem: light sources; optics; electronics; thermics; simulations, and now software, for a partial list, and they all pave the way for innovations to reach buyers and users. They all have crucial roles to play, next month’s DVN Workshop in Michigan will include two sessions dedicated to light sources and two sessions for other tier-2 suppliers.
This week, we publish the flyer concerning the DVN workshop in Rochester, Mi., on 20-21 June.
Among the 30 Lectures, contributions are confirmed from OEMs Audi, Lucid, Rivian, Stellantis, Volvo, from lighting suppliers Hella, Marelli, Mind, Mobis, Valeo, from regulators from GTB, SAE, OEMs, and of course from Tiers 2.
Wolfgang Huhn, former lighting chief at Audi and now Senior Adviser at DVN will open the workshop.
This week, we also publish an interesting report on car models released since January months, with five main takeaways: thin headlamps; full-width front and rear lights; rear lights as displays; extended grilles, and front and rear lights using the same design for coordinated appearance.
In total, a lot of information!