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2017 US DVN Workshop Report
Tuesday, 21 February 2017

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The 2017 DVN US Workshop in Rochester was our 15th Workshop overall, our forth in North America, and a smashing success. 275 attendees, 25% more than the last US workshop, represented automakers, tier-1 and -2 suppliers, academics, regulators, and renowned designers from all over the world.
The expo booths were diverse and fascinating, and the 23 lectures were of a notably high level of excellence and interest, and the round table panel discussions—a unique and much-loved feature of DVN Workshops wherever they're held—brought formidable levels of expertise to bear on the pressing topical questions which, by their answers, will define and shape what the coming generations of vehicle lights will look like, how they will work, and how they will be regulated.

We present in the report the main trends in automotive lighting technologies

  • Future of automotive lighting is going to new functionalities, ith the arrival of autonomous cars
  • Digital is going to replace hardware and ADB, even not yet accepted by NHTSA, is THE technology all players are working on either in matrix/pixel or DLP, LCD, µAFS, or scanning.
  • Quality of aiming is becoming a real problem for OEMs and their suppliers because a bad aiming didtry the quality of a good lighting.
  • Many electronic comers are starting to be present in the automotive lighting as the presentations of NXP, Lear, IAV, showed it.
  • The importance of regulations, simple and oriented to safety, anticipating the news technologies related to autonomous vehicles.