Physical simulation to reduce the waste of materials and speed time-to-market

SPEOS 2018 contains new features benefitting the automotive industry, such as headlight simulation and the simulation of internal materials

February 13th, 2018 | Innovation

SPEOS 2018

Due to increasingly demanding regulators and consumers, automotive headlights are continually 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.

“OPTIS’s technology is built on the concept of simulating light as a human would perceive it. Within the automotive industry, accurately creating and testing headlight beams, and ultimately making them more efficient, drives the industry forward,” said Jacques Delacour, Founder, and CEO of OPTIS. “We’re proud to provide the technology that inspires and makes innovation possible.”

Increasingly important to designers is the ability to experience and test different materials. 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 (High Performance Computing), meaning it is possible to produce high-quality simulations with an unprecedented level of accuracy while also meeting tight industrial timeframes.

 

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Full headlights on road lighting!

Adaptive on the road to tomorrow

Relying on physics to get very accurate simulations

Top 5 things you should know about SPEOS

Developing the next generation of smart headlights

 

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