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ISAL '19 Gets Under Way PDF Print E-mail
Editorial
Monday, 23 September 2019

This year's IAA just wrapped up. Our DVN Report went live last week with seven key takeaway points, 150 pictures, and analysis.

Today is the first day of ISAL 2019, and the DVN team are here attending the lectures and viewing the expo booths for technical and technological updates on what's doing in our world. Many DVN readers will be there, and we're happy to see you. For those who cannot attend, have no fear; we'll be carefully taking notes to bring you a DVN Report with full coverage of the lectures, posters, discussions, and expo-booths. The symposium, chaired again this year by Professor Khanh, is organised into topical blocks including matrix beam technology, road projection and positive/negative aspects, evaluation of headlamps as system, new technology for rear lamps on the ground of LED-matrix display, AV communication with pedestrians, and virtual reality for tests and simulations.

Photo: Keynote speech by TU Darmstadt's Professor Dr. Hermann Winner

Last night's meet-and-greet soirée was a grand opportunity to renew acquaintances and catch up informally on the endless innovations in vehicle lighting.
This morning, after the keynote speech by TU Darmstadt's Professor Dr. Hermann Winner, the session High Resolution Headlamps and Digital Light got under way. Moderated by Ralf Klädtke, it started off with an introductory talk by S.Töpfer from Daimler, followed by 4 lectures :

• Real Driving Benefits and Research Findings with Digital Light Functions (Dr. M. Hamm, Audi)
• Traffic Safety Benefits provided by High Resolution Head-lamp Systems (Dr. E.O. Rosenhahn, AL)
• Boost Safety & Styling—New HD-LED Systems for front and rear (Dr. M. Kleinkes, Hella)
• Micro-Pixel-LED-Headlights (Dr. J. Roth, Volkswagen)

This week we give a friendly sendoff to Lennart Dellby, who is retiring after a long and fruitful career in lighting at Volvo.

And don't forget to mark the dates for the 2020 DVN Workshops: 28-29 January in Munich and 26-27 May in Tokyo.

Sincerely yours

DVN President