The International Centre for
Automotive Technology (ICAT) organised a two days event, International
Symposium on Lighting (ISOL) for the automotive fraternity across the globe on November 23 and 24, 2015 at Epicenter in
Gurgaon. In 2009, ICAT conceptualized the idea and objective of ISOL and since
then it has been providing a platform and accumulating ideas from the
automotive professionals including lighting experts across the world. ISOL
brings together all the lighting experts on a common forum and provides a
platform to share and discuss the latest technologies in the lighting arena.
With ISOL being organised biennially, ICAT tries to give a new shape to the
Indian Automotive lighting industry.
ISOL 2015 brought together
more than 400 participants from 68 different organizations ranging from all
sectors of Indian and international
automotive industry. This includes speakers and special invitees.
ISOL-2015 saw several dignitaries
gracing the event. They included Ambuj Sharma (Additional Sectary - Department
of Heavy Industry), Sanjay Bandopadhyaya (CEO - NATRIP), Vikram Pawah (Managing
Director , Harley Davidson Motor Company India), Tom von Bonsdorff (Managing
Director, Volvo Auto India), C V Raman
(Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki India) and Dinesh Tyagi (Director, ICAT).
The inaugural ceremony was followed by a laser show, to represent the light
technology and purpose of ISOL 2015. This show also welcomed all the delegates
and portrayed the amazing journey of ISOL along with its partners.
In the technical sessions
speakers represented their research and discussed topics -“Adaption of Advanced
Lighting Technology to the emerging market ,New semiconductor light sources
(LED, OLED, LASER) – future possibilities for styling and functionality. Eminent
speakers on the first day were from Hella, Germany, Varroc Lighting, Germany,
FAKT Italy, Fiem India, Osram, USA, Sabic India, and LUMILEDS, Germany.
The technical sessions was
followed by an open air panel discussion in the amphitheatre on “Self reliance
in Automotive Technology”. The panel had participation from all over the
industry with senior members from Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Mahindra &
Mahindra, RNTBCI, Tata Motors and Lumax Industries. The deliberation were very
well received and appreciated by the audience.
Day two of ISOL 2015 started
with the technical sessions which highlighted the new halogen lamp technology, energy efficient
LED headlamp for two wheelers, Regulatory comparison between India and Japan,
Automotive regulation in ASEAN, Optimisation of future products and design
productivity and measurement of LED light sources & uncertainty
calculation. Speakers from Stanley, Japan, Thai Stanley, Thailand, OPTIS
France, LUMILEDS, Germany and ICAT, India presented their views.
Owing to the road rage these
days on Indian roads, ISOL 2015 had organised a panel discussion on “Losing
Light of Life on Indian Roads! Lets join Hands together in arresting road
accidents in dark hours”. This discussion was moderated by speaker from leading
For the first time ISOL-2015
awards were presented. The awards for Best Innovations in Automotive Lighting
Technology was presented to Lumax Industries, for Excellence in Automotive
Lighting Technology to Hella India Lighting, for Best Exhibitor to Varroc
lighting System, for Best Presentation to Govind Kumar of Sabic and for Best Technical Presentation
to Dr. Wolfgang Schiene of LUMILEDS – Automotive Lighting.
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