The 11th biennial VISION Congress was last Wednesday-Thursday at La Cité des Sciences in Paris with 550 attendees.
It was a content-rich, fruitful event with:
- Three keynotes by VIPs Nicolas Morel (Stellantis deputy engineering chief and officer); Nikolau Setzer (Continental CEO), and Laurent Favre (Plastic Omnium CEO)
- 35 lectures
- A constructive panel discussion on the UN Regulations for lighting and ADAS chaired by Volvo Cars’ Paul-Henri Matha
- 20 demonstration cars presenting the latest technologies—a longtime hallmark of VISION, and
- 36 expo booths showcasing the latest innovations; ideas, and products.
In this week’s DVNewsletter, you’ll find ten key takeaway points from VISION. A major overspanning theme was the urgent needs of cost reduction and improved sustainability. We make wonderful innovations in lighting and driver vision and assistance, and we must also mind the priorities of automakers as the world transitions to EVs and AVs, with the resultant new pressures and constraints they exert on suppliers and researchers to come up with solutions that meet a mix of new and old needs on an ever-shorter development scale.
These are exciting times, aren’t they!