We bring you a great deal of information this week from three continents—this is a central force and feature of DVN: we are everywhere vehicle lighting and driver vision news is happening, and we bring it all to you from around the globe.
USA: Automobility LA, the Los Angeles Auto Show. Smaller this year in terms of the number of vehicle models on display, but highly focused—the cars on display were significant ones, with important new launches like the Lucid Gravity, Ford Mustang, Toyota Crown Signia, Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Traverse, and more, all with fascinating lighting.
China: Guangzhou Auto Show. So many new cars with incredible lamp design: Li Mega MPV, Human Horizon Hiphi A, Zeekr 007, GAC Era concept.
Europe: We met with GRE Chair Timo Kärkkäinen for an in-depth explanation about the new 09 series of amendments to UN Regulation 48, and had a fruitful talk about this major evolution of the regulation which will affect all vehicles not only in Europe but in most of the world, except on the North American regulatory island.
DVN has been steadily growing since the start in 2008, and now gathers more than 220 companies, including 160 in lighting, 42 in interior and 18 in lidar. You may have noticed the price for a DVN lighting membership has not increased in six years; it has remained the same since the end of 2016. Meanwhile, we are striving and working to deliver more and more high-quality content, to give you more for your DVN money. For example, we now offer members four free lighting DVN Workshops per year, instead of just two: one in Europe, one in the USA, one in China, and one more elsewhere; Japan this year, India next year, UK or Korea in 2025—stay tuned for details.
To provide all this additional value, the DVN team has grown significantly. I joined the team recently myself, along with experts like Wolfgang Huhn, Michael Hamm, Gerd Bahnmueller, and Thomas Froelich.
As a result, we have had to adjust our prices upward this past summer, to €6,900 for a Gold membership and €13,800 for a Platinium membership. We are grateful to all DVN readers and members for your loyalty, and we hope you enjoy this week’s DVNewsletter.