May 21 - 23, 2018
Detroit, MI

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Advanced Lighting for Automotive 2018 Brochure

Applications Across The Spectrum: Safety, Functionality & Design. As we get closer to the Advanced Lighting for Automotive 2018 Summit, we ask ourselves how exactly will the technology in this sector evolve in the coming years? Download your copy of the brochure here!

Exclusive Content

Shedding Light on the Automotive Lighting Market: Technology Trends & Regulations

Ahead of the upcoming Advanced Lighting for Automotive Summit this May in Detroit, we took a look at the latest automotive technology trends. The automotive industry is in a transformational stage in terms of lighting, with several new technologies coming to the market that offer improved performance, safety and aesthetics. This eBook looks at the latest trends in automotive lighting and highlights which technologies are not permitted in the United States.

The Future of Automotive Lighting: Top Trends, Challenges, & Autonomous Vehicle Lighting

We sat down with Brian Baker to discuss current trends within lighting technologies, challenges , how autonomous vehicle lighting will differ from today's vehicles and more. Brian Baker is an internationally experienced automotive designer, educator, historian, author and TV producer. He spent 25 years as a GM designer of concept and production vehicles in Europe and the US, including the Chevrolet SSR. He also helped develop the Discovery Channel series “Future Car” and is a consultant to History Channel's "Top Gear."

Fast Track Your Attendance

2018 Registration Form

Want to Fast Track your Advanced Lighting for Automotive Registration? It's easy! Download this form, fill it out and send it to See you in Detroit!

Past Attendee List

Heads of Lighting Development, Lighting Systems Engineers and other industry specialists are already signing up to attend the summit. Check out this document to get an inkling of whom you might run into on the show floor.

Convince Your Boss

Present your boss with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend the upcoming Advanced Lighting for Automotive Summit this May in Detroit and you'll be sure to receive permission to join us.

Additional Content

Automotive Lighting Innovations: From Concept to Series Production

Demand for advanced automotive lighting systems from manufacturers and the consumer has seen a significant growth in ambient lighting in recent years. Industry research has shown that... Article courtesy of Automotive IQ.

Trends & Technology In Advanced Automotive Lighting

In this exclusive article get an update on the growth in the lighting market, safety driving developments, technological trends in exterior lighting and interior lighting, and what the future market developments look like.

Get Lit: The Future is Only as Bright as Your Car Cabin

Auto designer for General Motors for a quarter century, educator at CCS, Wayne State University, Lawrence Technical University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art, consultant on History Channel’s Top Gear, founder of AutoArcheology, Brian Baker has quite the rap sheet. We had the good fortune to pick his brain on lighting design, American car culture, crafting a brand, Millennials, and more besides.

Bringing Innovative Automotive Lighting Concepts to Market

This article by Colin Pawsey examines the progression of RGB/LIN technology to produce multiple-colour LED lighting, OLED surface lighting, and more. These systems heading to the automotive market in the near future. Article courtesy of Automotive IQ.

Will OLED Bring Mobile-like Display Quality to Automotive?

While economic restraints will ensure that TFT displays are more commonly used in the near future, OLED displays may prove to be a long-term successor due to superior visual quality. Meanwhile manufacturers continue to grapple with the concepts of gesture control and intuitive voice control. To learn more, read this article.

The Changing Mood in Auto Internal Lighting

Last year, at CES 2017, Toyota revealed its Concept-I vehicle, which features an AI assistant – named Yui – which uses light and sound to communicate with the driver. For example, coloured lighting illuminates the footwell to indicate whether the vehicle is in manual or self-driving mode. The exterior of the car also uses light to communicate with driver and surroundings. Other automakers are following suit, and turning their attention to the development of interior lighting concepts as a means of brand differentiation. With increasing pressure on automakers to deliver fuel-efficient, low-emission engines, speed and performance is becoming less of a differentiator, so many see ambient lighting as the next battleground.

Lighting Trends in the Spotlight: From MULTIBEAM LED to HUD Technology

Since the development of LED lights for use in the automotive sector, the industry has seen a raft of innovations in both interior and exterior lighting. The design constraints of traditional headlights have been thrown off, and OEM’s are quickly embracing the new possibilities that LED’s provide. Learn more about this year's lighting trends: From Multibeam LED to HUD Technology.

OLED vs LED: Which Will Lead the Way?

Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology is gaining traction in the European auto market, but still has yet to find purchase in the US market. This trend is set to change as the technology improves, as US automakers are already exploring the possibilities the technology affords. Will OLED disrupt the reigning champion, the LED, or are they different tools for different jobs?

Global Automotive Lighting Market 2016-2020

An increased focus on vehicle safety and high demand for better road illumination are driving the market growth. Technologically advanced lighting systems that on reduce glare, distinguish obstacles by utilizing IR or UV light, and introduce signal lighting that is adaptive to varying ambient conditions and responds to emergency braking are being introduced by vendors in the market. Sample courtesy of ASD Reports.

Past Presentations

Multibeam LED Lights Up the Night: The Future of Illumination Technology at Mercedes-Benz

This presentation from Dr. Markus Maier, Exterior Lighting Development at Daimler AG , discusses the Multibeam LED headlamp in the CLS-class, technology insights: The Multibeam LED grid module, the future generation of Multibeam LED headlamps, the social headlamp, and more!

Past Presentation Packet

In preparation for Advanced Lighting for Automotive 2018, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on:

  • Headlamp Rating Systems: What Characteristics Are Important? How Can Ratings Drive Technology / Design Improvements?, Shannen Borngesser, Global Technical Team Leader, Exterior Lighting- General Motors
  • The Future of Automotive Exterior Lighting - OPTIS North America
  • Design and Engineering Trends in Exterior Lighting, Frank Schwartz, Principal- Advanced Automotive Consulting Services (AACS)
  • How the Evolution of Lighting Functions Can Help Provide Additional Consumer Safety, Terrence Wilson, Supervisor — Lincoln Exterior Lighting at Ford

How the Evolution of Lighting Functions can Help Provide Additional Consumer Safety

Terrence Wilson, Supervisor — Lincoln Exterior Lighting at Ford, spoke at the 2016 Advanced Lighting for Automotive event about driving the need for new regulations and/or finding opportunities within existing regulations. View his presentation to learn more about how the evolution of lighting functions can help provide additional consumer safety.

Sponsorship Information

Advanced Light for Automotive 2018 Agenda Spex

View the Agenda for the 2018 Advanced Lighting for Automotive that will be taking place in Detroit, MI - May 21-23.

For more information on the event and partnership availability contact Max Miller