Congrès International : Congress SIA VISION 2018

  • 9 & 10 October 2018
  • Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris


SIA VISION Congress 2018



In the light of the growing success of the VISION congresses, SIA (French Society of Automotive Engineers) will again host this event  which will be held on the 9 and 10 of October in La Cité des Sciences de la Villette, Paris.

SIA VISION is an International Congress created in 2002 and held on a biyearly basis and a unique platform for top-level scientists and engineers from universities, research centers and industries, represented by directors, managers, department leaders and experts.
It offers you a great networking opportunity with exchanges between all lighting/DA players around an exhibition covering a wide range of products and services in the field of lighting and detection systems for ADAS.

It is now a strongly growing event, with record participation of more than 550 attendees in 2016 and characterized by night drive tests at Mortefontaine private track.
The event will bring together the most relevant worldwide experts in the lighting and ADAS fields to address key topics for vision and road safety.
In addition, an exhibition and night drive tests with more than 25 expected prototype vehicles will take place to demonstrate many recent innovations in lighting and driver assistance systems.
We look forward to seeing you in Paris in October either as a conference speaker, exhibitor or participant.


Conference chair: Hector FRATTY - Driving Vision News

Steering Committee

Vincent ABADIE - Groupe PSA

Jean-François DACQUAY - Renault
Laurent EVRARD - Valeo
Kamislav FADEL - Hella

Hervé GROS - SIA
Michael HAMM - Audi

Gilles LE CALVEZ - Vedecom
Vanessa PICRON - Valeo
Jean-Paul RAVIER - Consultant
Laurent SEREZAT - Groupe PSA


Scientific Committees




Christian AMANN - BMW
Gerd BAHNMÜLLER - Automotive Lighting
Jy BHARDWAJ - Lumileds
John BULLOUGH - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Laurent EVRARD - Valeo
Kamislav FADEL - Hella
Hector FRATTY - Driving Vision News
Whilk GONCALVES - Groupe PSA

Wolfgang HUHN – Audi

Tran Quoc KHANH - TUD Darmstadt
Paul-Henri MATHA - Renault




Rainer NEUMANN – Varroc

Masaru SASAKI - Koito
Ralf SCHAEFER - RS Consult

Ingolf SCHNEIDER - Adam Opel



Vincent ABADIE - Groupe PSA

Franck CAZENAVE - Robert Bosch

Guillaume EURIN - Renault
Hector FRATTY - Driving Vision News
Philippe GOUGEON - Valeo

Gilles LE CALVEZ - Vedecom

Sébastien LEFRANC - Continental




night drive tests - 9 october

CALL FOR DEMO CARS → show your last innovations !



  Vision_night drive test organisation     

Organizers are soliciting companies for demonstration vehicles that will showcase technologies related to the conference topics.
Demo cars will be displayed next to the conference venue, in front of the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (day and night security) & Night Drive Tests will take place at Mortefontaine Private track.






Departure from La Villette Convention Center by bus around 5:45 pm by bus (1h journey)

Each bus will have a dedicated color depending on the track you will be on.

A cocktail dinner will be organized in Mortefontaine.

Return to Paris around 10:00 pm

Stops will be at La Villette Convention center and to the HOTELS near by (should you hotel do not appear in the list, please refer as soon as possible to the SIA staff).






Technology presented: SMARTRIX HD modules and µLARP gen2+ modules

→ ADB functionality with 4096 Pixel on the road with µAFS technology, adaptive high beam range extension with LARP technology.


How it can improve safety: High resolution ADB and range extension.




Technology presented: PICTURE BEAM

→ Thanks to the high definition beam, vehicle headlamps are able to communicate with the outside environment by projecting images or messages on the road in different situations by modulating the shape of the beam either for increased safety or personalization of the vehicle.


How it can improve safety: New functions have been imagined to increase comfort and safety, such as GPS information, warning messages or virtual lines displayed into the beam to indicate where the vehicle is going. 





Technology presented: LES LUNETTES

→ Les Lunettes by Valeo, offers to reduce the brightness of all light sources except your own car headlights to avoid being dazzled and make driving a better experience, with less discomfort.


How it can improve safety: The synchronization between the glasses and the LED headlamps enables perfect night vision by softening the intensity of oncoming car headlamps without dimming your own beam


Technology presented: KINETIC

Kinetic is a communication interface with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists. Any road user can benefit from this technology. This technology generates interaction between the vehicle and its external environment. This evolution will make rear lighting more aesthetic, customizable, more intelligent and intuitive for safer driving.


How it can improve safety: Kinetic is a communicating rearlamp displaying pictograms or messages, either to warn about dangerous situations or to personalize vehicles.


Technology presented: PIXEL

→ Full LED solution with increased number of pixels offering wider functions panel.


How it can improve safety: Optimized combination of Matrix Beam function and Digital Bending light


Technology presented: EverView (presented at the Cité des Sciences only)

→ The democar presents several sensor cleaning solutions.


Valeo EverView range is a complete offer for cleaning systems to ensure all cameras ensure maximum performance at all times.



Technology presented: Full LED Multifunctional Glare Free High Beam

→ The demo will be a round trip showing several advanced light features (Glare Free HB, Predicative AFS,..)


How it can improve safety: By increasing the HB availability by night and predictive light behavior


Social Event October 9th

On October 9th evening we offer you two activities to enjoy Paris from a different perspective:

NIGHT IN PARIS - Cruise on the Canal

At the end of the day, you will embark for a unique cruise.

You will embark at 6:30 PM in the heart of the Parc de la Villette behind the restaurant "My Boat".
The cruise begins with the passage under the rising bridge of Crimea and continues along the Bassin de la Villette. You will live unforgettable moments by crossing bridges and locks (Jaurès lock, Recollets lock ...), carefully crossed by the captain of the boat, to the lock of the port of Arsenal passing under the Bastille.

Then the boat rushes under a mysterious underground vault pierced by skylights to arrive on the Seine. Unmissable places of the capital will follow one another before your eyes: the mansions of the Saint-Louis island, the Notre-Dame cathedral, the Louvre museum, the Tuileries garden ... a magical and enchanting trip ... You will arrive at foot of the Musée d'Orsay close to the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district at 10:00 PM.

You will then be able to enjoy fre time in Paris by night or for those who wants to go back to La Villette area, the SIA staff will guide you to the Metro station Palais Royal (10 min. walk through the Louvre courtyard and the Pyramid).

Have a look at the itinerary  >> HERE


Night at the Museum - EXPLORA Exhibition

At the end of the day, you will enjoy a free visit of the permanant exhibition "BR4IN" (and the the other temporary exhibitions) of the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie followed by a dinner in front of la Géode and the Parc of La Villette.

La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is an institution specialized in the dissemination of scientific and technical culture and its mission is to disseminate scientific and technical knowledge to a wide audience, particularly children and adolescents, as well as to raise citizens' interest in social issues. related to science, research and industry.

Few words on the exhibition BR4IN: It is impossible not to marvel at the human brain which controls all of our actions, our thoughts, our perceptions, our abilities, our feelings? In this exhibition, where the atmosphere inspired by the surrealist movement combines the unusual with the dream-like, find out how your brain works and try out its capabilities through a variety of games, tests and experiments.



Rates are in €

French VAT of 20% excluded





Select your fee

Exhibition & Sponsoring


This unique event will bring together more than 500 participants: directors, managers, heads of department, engineers, researchers and technicians. An exceptional line-up of guests and speakers will be present for the occasion. The exhibition will allow you to showcase your company, present your latest products and make privileged contacts at this unique gathering of targeted decision-makers.

Maximize your visibility by becoming a sponsor! With corporate sponsorship, you gain unmatched recognition as an industry leader and generate an abundance of goodwill. Consider our booth packages: SHELL, BUSINESS, PREMIUM or EXCLUSIVE (ELITE is a single offer):


Rates € (Exc. French VAT of 20%) 4 500 € 7 200 € 12 000 € -SOLD- -SOLD-
Fitted-out booth 9 sqm  12 sqm  18 sqm 24 sqm 30 sqm
Included badges  2  4 8 10 12
Logo on congress materials  x x  x x x
Ad in book of conference    1/2  1 1 1
Ad in programme     1/2 1/2  1 1
Flyer insertion in conference bag    


 x x
E-mail banner        x x
Preferential location in exhibition         x
Announcement as major sponsor         x
Extra badges discount * - 10%  -20% -30% -40%  -40%
Extra Square Meter 500 € per square meter


* As SMEs / Universities & Labs enjoy a lower entry rate, they cannot benefit from this extra discount.



Rates € (Exc. French VAT of 20%) Back cover Inside Inside front cover Inside back cover
Programme (sent once by mail & several times by e-mail) - SOLD - 950 € 1 100 € 1 100 €
Conference book (Distributed to all attendees) - SOLD - 950 € - SOLD -
1 100 €
Insertion of company booklet / goodies in the conference bags** 1 500 €
Conference bag with your logo** 1 500 €
Lanyards** - SOLD -
Demonstrator or demo-cars within the exhibition hall *** 1 000 € / sqm
Coffee Breack sponsoring ****
2 500 €
Lunch sponsoring ****
On request


* Half Page
**in 800 samples
*** without booth package + advertising in the Congress Leaflet
**** Company name & Logo on the programme + your poster(s) next to the table(s) buffet


  • A2mac1


  • Altair


  • AML Systems

    AML Systems

  • Covestro


  • dSpace


  • Everlight


  • Hella


  • Instrument Systems

    Instrument Systems

  • IPG Automotive

    IPG Automotive

  • Light Tec

    Light Tec

    Light Tec offers optical design tools and optical engineering services.<br />
    Light Tec’s team is made of 18 employees at 2 locations, one in Hyères (France) and one in Munich (Germany).<br />
    The tools proposed include:<br />
    <br />
    Optical design software tools (Code V, LightTools, LucidShape, RSOFT) + technical support and training.<br />
    Scattering measurement tools including the development and sales of industrial products (“Mini-Diff” and “Reflet”).<br />
    <br />
    With a high-skilled team of optical engineers, the company also offers consulting and measurement services.
  • Lumileds


  • Mentor Graphics

    Mentor Graphics

  • Nichia


  • Osram


  • Seoul Semiconductor

    Seoul Semiconductor

  • Valeo


  • Varroc Lighting

    Varroc Lighting

  • W. L. Gore & Associates

    W. L. Gore & Associates

Access & Accomodation

conference venue






Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

30 avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris, France





Metro: Line 7 - Stop at "Porte de la Villette"   

Bus: Lines 139,150 ,152 "Porte de la Villette" stop
Tramway: T3b

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61 Boulevard Mac Donald, 75019 Paris

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28ter Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 44 72 15 30

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