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Chapter History
1987

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Chapter was formed by Dr. Zvi Yaniv 

Following the formation of the Chapter, many volunteers have participated in building and sustaining the Chapter and extending the knowledge of the use of display system in vehicles.  Some of these volunteers are shown in the attached "Historical Summary" of the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of SID. 

When the Chapter was formed, the state of the art for vehicular displays was exhibited by the OIS-Allied SIgnal aeronautical display system:

                                                             

 

 

1995

SID Symposium on Vehicle Displays and U of M Flat Panel Display Strategic Forum

held at the Radisson on the Lake Hotel in Ypsilanti, Michigan(General Chair Dr. Zvi Yaniv, Program Chairs Robert Donofrio and Dr.Asish Ghosh)

1996

SID Symposium on Vehicle Displays and Flat Panel Strategic Forum (University of Michigan)  

 (General Chair Dr. Zvi Yaniv (VP and COO of SI Diamond),Program Chairs R. Donofrio and Dr. Asish Ghosh)

 

1997

Flat Panel Display Strategic Form andTechnical Symposium September 22-23 at Marriott Hotel in Ypsilanti, MI

1997 Program

Celebration of Chapter Formation at the 1997 Flat Panel Display Strategic Form andTechnical Symposium held by the SID and the University of Michigan inMarriott Hotel in Ypsilanti Michigan. (Program Chairs Robert Donofrioand Dr. Samuel Musa - Director of the Center for Display Technology andManufacturing)

      

               

1998

5th Annual Flat Panel Display Strategic and Technical Symposium   September 9-10 

 1998 Program 

 

(ProgramChairs Robert Donofrio and Dr. Samuel Musa) 

               


                      

Universities Represented: Wayne State, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan State

 

Dr. Vincent Cannella presents Scholarship Awards to the Recipients:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999

6th Annual Strategic and Technical Symposium on Vehicle Displays and Microsensors September 22-23

1999 Program

 

(Program Chairs Robert Donofrio, Dr. Samuel Musa and Dr.Kensall Wise) 

 

2000

7th Annual Vehicle Display Symposium October 3 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dearborn, MI 

2000 Program

(General Chair Silviu Pala, Program ChairRobert Donofrio)   

 

Our 2000 Conference held the debut of the flexible OLED, developed by UDC.

2001

8th Annual Symposium on Vehicle Displays October 15-16 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center Detroit, MI

2001 Program



           

(Conference Chair Silviu Pala(Denso-international), Program Chair Robert Donofrio (DDC)

          

           

           

            Certificate of Appreciation to Ed Kelley For His Continuous Support of SID and SAE Activities and for Educating Engineers and Promoting Proper Optical Metrology Signed:

           

Silviu Pala (Chair), John Troxell (Vice Chair), Roberd Donofrio (Director), Mark Larry (Secretary), Vince Cannella (treasurer) 

2002

9th Annual Vehicle Display Symposium October 22-23 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, MI

2002 Program

2003

10th Annual Vehicle Display Symposium October 13-14 at the Marriott Hotel in  Ypsilanti, MI

2003 Program

Sharp introduced the first "glasses-free" 3D display at the 2003 Symposium

   3D display         Group around VDO exhibit

        
Testing out 3D Inc's glasses at a tabletop exhibit.             Siemens VDO demonstration.


SID 2003 Ypsilanti, MI

       
Presentation hall: 2003 SID Vehicle Display Symposium

2004

11th Annual Vehicle Display Symposium October 21-22 at the Yazaki Training Center in Canton, MI

2004 Program

 
   
SID VDS 2004

           
                           

A success with more than 100 people in attendance from all over theworld (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hong-Kong, Korea,Netherlands, and UK. This photo shows a portion of the attendees inthe modern and spacious Yazaki Learning center

           

                  

           

              Vince Award

                                                   

             Award to Dr. Vince Cannella for his outstanding work on starting and leading the local (SID) Metropolitan Detroit Chapter Plaque signed by Silviu Pala (Chair) Dr. John Troxell (Vice Chair) Bob Donofrio (Director) and Mark Larry (Secretary)

 

           


   Dr. Bhise gives a seminar on driver distraction and human factors.  One of a full 2 day agenda of distinguished speakers.

2005

12th Annual Vehicle Display Symposium October 6-7at Fairlane Center in Dearborn, MI

2005 Program 

 

2006

13th Annual Vehicle Display Symposium October 12-13 at Fairlane Center in Dearborn, MI

2006 Program 

2007

14th Annual Vehicle Display Symposium October 11-12 at Fairlane Center in Dearborn, MI 

2007 Program

 

2008

15th Annual Vehicle Display Symposium October 16-17 at Fairlane Center in Dearborn, MI

2008 Program 




           


Keynote presentation by Michael Heimrath.




  Panel debate on automotive display integration challenges.




 


Award to Mr. Mark Larry for his leadership and dedication as General Chair of the SID Vehicles and Photons Symposium. Plaque signed by Silviu Pala (Chair) Dr. John Troxell (Vice Chair) Dr. Jerzy Kanicki (Director), Robert Donofrio (Treasurer)and Mr. Mark Larry (Secretary)




           

Award to Mr. Ben DiCicco for his leadership and dedication as General Chair of the SID Vehicles and Photons Symposium. Plaque signed by Silviu Pala (Chair) Dr. John Troxell (Vice Chair) Dr. Jerzy Kanicki (Director), Robert Donofrio (Treasurer)and Mr. Mark Larry (Secretary) 

  

 

 

2009

16th Annual Vehicle Display Symposium October 16-17 at the Fairlane Center in Dearborn, MI 

2009 Program 

2010

17th Annual Vehicle Display Symposium October 21-22 at Fairlane Center in Dearborn, MI 

2010 Program 

                      

                 


Session Chairman Steve Stringfellow (General Motors) introduces the Automotive


Marketing Session.   





Speaker Mark Fihn (Veritas et Visus) describing new display opportunities in his


presentation “Diamonds in the Dirt.”   



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Speaker Mark Boyadjis (iSuppli) presenting the results of iSuppli’s research into


display useability and networking issues. 



the Vehicle Display Symposium. 

         


                                   


             

Keynote Speaker Adrian Travis (Microsoft) sets the stage for the Symposium with         


his presentation describing new display-driver interface opportunities. 

2011

 18th Annual Vehicle Displays Symposium  - Vehicle Displays and Interfaces 2011

2011 Program

Jim Buczkowsi of Ford Motor Company describing the convergence of display design and Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) during the first Keynote Address of the Symposium. 

A portion of the facilities at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Conference Center. 

 

 

 

A portion of the Panel Session Members discussing  the application of displays for situation awareness.

 

 

 

 

2012

 19th Annual Vehicle Displays Symposium -Vehicle  Displays and Interfaces  2012   

  University of Michigan - Dearborn

Dearborn, MI   October 18 - 19, 2012

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2013

 20th Annual Vehicle Displays Symposium - Vehicle Displays and Interfaces 2013

 University of Michigan - Dearborn 

 Dearborn, Michigan   October 10, 11;  2013

 

2013 Program          

 

Symposium Keynote: Doug Patton, Executive VP DENSO  

 

Symposium speakers. 

 

PANEL SESSION:  Standards related to human factors and automotive displays.

 

Tabletop Exhibitor Views.

 

Symposium audience.

 

 

 2014

 

 

The automotive display supplier exhibition was significantly expanded for 2014, including more

than 30 exhibitors covering a wide range of technologies applicable to automotive industry display

system needs.  A "Best in Show" exhibit award was presented to Futaba Corporation of America. 

Futaba Corporation of America's supplier exhibit at Vehicle Display 2014, represented by

(from left to right)  Jeff Hatfield, Automotive Engineering Manager; Makoto Akira, Engineering

Manager, Strategic Development; and Robert Dohring, Senior Automotive Sales Manager. 

 

 

2015

 

Touch Display Market - Jennifer Colegrove

  



Technical Presentation





2015 Best in Show Award - Sharp





2015-Automotive Display Maket - Mark Boyadjis

 2016

 

2016 EXPO





2016 Expo Area





(2016) Jerzy Kanicki, University of Michigan, on Optoelectronics for Vehicles





(2016) Key Note Jennifer Wahnschaff, Vice President Continental





(2016) Panel Debate on AUTOMOTIVE DISPLAY & HM EVOLUTION TOWARD AUTOMOMOUS SYSTEM





(2016) Paul Green -University of Michighan on Panel Debate





2016-Best In Show -Texas Instruments and members of SID Metro Detroit team





2016  Best In Show Award – Texas Instrument