SIA, the French Society of Automotive Engineers, are proceeding with great confidence their biennial lighting and ADAS event shall be held on 7–8 October in Paris.
The 10th biennial VISION congress will continue in its usual format—plenary lectures in the auditorium and around 30 expo booths. The SIA organisation team and the VISION Steering and Scientific Committees are working to address the new safety challenges brought by the pandemic, and state that the event will be held in compliance with all regulations and best practices for hygiene and distancing to allow participants to network, learn, and meet in the best possible ways.
The participant count cap has been lowered to 485 to maintain social distancing rules with 1 seat out of 2 in staggered rows in the auditorium and 1 person per 4 m2 in the exhibition areas. Sanitising gel and single-use masks will be distributed to all participants during the entire event. These measures are more restrictive than the official regulations in force by the event venue.
Of course, the situation is liable to change between now and then, and SIA have committed to review these procedures in early September and adapt them in accordance with government directives and the Covid-19 situation more generally.
In the meantime, they’ve posted a video about the event.