Two DVN events are up on the marquee: the first-ever fully online Workshop, and the release of the 2020 DVN Study, one of the greatest technical works we have ever done.
First, the e-Workshop: the DVN-I team are all set for this Thursday, when the online Workshop on car smart interiors gets started. Among the 200 registered attendees, we find PSA, Renault, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Geely, Ford, Honda, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai Motors representatives. The event is centred around the theme New Technologies for Car Interior & Mobility, and will feature three keynote speeches, a fine collection of technical sessions, and 15 exhibitons.
The keynotes will be done by Valeo CTO Geoffrey Bouquot on Smart Technology for Smart Interiors; Faurecia CTO Christophe Aufrère on Cockpit of the Future, and Dave Muyres, Mobility Futurist and Streetscope VP, on future mobility’s challenges.
The technical sessions’ rubrics are:
• Interior as a System;
• Any Surface Becomes Functional;
• Interior Lighting;
• Interior Design;
• Simulation, Software, and Electronics.
The interior lighting session,chaired by BMW Interior Lighting Chief Robert Isele, will comprise four lectures:
• Lighting to support future use cases, by Hella’s Dr. Ana Bizal, Head of Interior Lighting Pre-Development;
• Smart Interior Projection, by Osram Continental’s Dr. Michael Rosenauer, Head of Advanced Development;
• Next generation of Smart LED, by Inova Semiconductors’ Senior Application Engineer Stefan Hoffmann, and
• Automotive Interior Surface Backlighting, by DesignLED CTO Dr. James Gourlay.
Startups will present their pitches during a virtual lunch, with the ISELED Alliance and EPIC organisation front and centre during virtual coffee breaks. Attendees will have the opportunity for digital expo visits, business meetings, and chats.
We think it’s going to be just as big a success as every previous in-person DVN Workshop. 150 attendees from 60 companiesare already registered among which representatives from Audi, BMW, Geely, Honda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, PSA, Volvo, Faurecia, Marelli, Valeo.
Second, a significant event is the release of the 2020 DVN Study, which thoroughly analyses and assesses new lighting functions in context of new automotive use cases and new realities. This week’s in-depth report contains more information; give it a look.