There are many challenges in front of the lighting community at the start of the new year. Which is the primary main one? That’s what DVN set out to learn when we asked eight of the world’s greatest experts to look into it. The answer was—and is—clear: it’s the new lighting functions all over the exterior and interior of roadgoing vehicles. Our comprehensive DVN Study on the matter arose from that question. It’s called New Lighting Functions 2020-2030 – To improve Safety, Communication, Comfort, and Styling, and to build it our expert authors interviewed 35 top experts from OEM, lighting suppliers, and research institutes. In 125 pages, this study explains how LED and ADB technologies have opened the way to all-new functions like projection-based lighting (front, rear, and side); welcome/farewell animated-light displays, branding and decorative illumination—as well as high-resolution ADB to drive all the time with a perfect high beam; smart lighting functions using sensor fusion and algorithms to use light in new ways to improve safety, comfort, and styling.
This week we bring you an extract of an article on the future of lighting, published by Osram Continental CEO Dr. Dirk Linzmeier, who confirms the DVN Study’s conclusions: the Projection functions will be a key to new customer experiences with a market value of €2bn in 2027.
In DVN meta-news, we’re happy to announce that we’re increasing our resources in Europe, North America, China, Japan, Korea, and India to keep you fully informed and up to date on the needs of automakers and their suppliers, and on the innovative new technologies coming faster and faster.
Watch for our forthcoming presentation of the DVN team of passionate, dedicated people working tirelessly to build monthly reports and weekly DVNewsletters for you, to organise DVN Workshops and Conferences, and to build each year an indispensable, must-have DVN Study.
Let’s all celebrate—we’ve escaped from 2020—and now we work to make 2021 a much better year.