Optis has released Speos 2018, the latest version of the firm's light simulation software, which contains new features benefitting the automotive industry, such as headlight simulation and the simulation of internal materials.
Due to increasingly demanding regulators and consumers, automotive headlights are evolving to make driving at night as clear as driving by day. Speos 2018 includes new updates to continue the evolution of the headlight to be more efficient and aesthetically appealing. Precisely, the latest version consists of a mode intended to push the limits of the visible distance and width of headlight beams while maintaining regulatory compliance.
Recently, new applications integrating digital micromirror device (DMD) technologies are emerging in the automotive industry, namely for intelligent pixel headlights and HUD systems. SPEOS 2018 is updated with the most in-depth CAD integration, allowing users to invent the most innovative optomechanical technologies. It also holds a library of digital light processing (DLP) that are dedicated to HUD in automotive.
Carefully choosing the right textures will inspire design and help avoid unwelcome surprises, like a critical reflection on the windshield of a car. With Speos 2018’s texture mapping, designers can reproduce the exact effect and the perception of textured materials virtually, allowing them to test and choose materials that are perfect for their project. The software is HPC-ready, meaning it is possible to produce high-quality simulations with an unprecedented level of accuracy while also meeting tight industrial timeframes.
Another critical aspect of the technology is its ability to ease communication between designers, engineers and beyond. Speos 2018 allows its users to save 30 percent of the time spent on data exchanges between departments and between OEMs and their suppliers. Even non-optical experts can achieve high-level designs thanks to a simple user interface.