Earn a good IIHS rating easily

Explore how to dynamically assess the virtual prototype of your headlamp system against IIHS standards

May 4th, 2017 | Automotive

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About half of all fatal crashes in the U.S. occur in the dark, and more than a quarter occur on unlit roads. Headlights have an obvious role to play in preventing nighttime crashes, but not all headlights perform their job equally. Differences in bulb type, headlight technology and even something as basic as how the lights are aimed all affect the amount of useful light supplied.

Headlight technology has been developing rapidly in recent years. LED and high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps have begun to replace the traditional halogen ones. Many automakers offer curve-adaptive headlights, which respond to steering and swivel according to the direction of travel. Many also offer high-beam assist, a feature that can increase the use of high beams by automatically switching between high beams and low beams based on the presence of other vehicles.

At the same time, government regulations about headlights don't guarantee consistency when it comes to the amount of illumination they provide in actual on-road use. This has resulted in large variation in headlight performance. Many vehicles sold today have inadequate headlights, despite the recent strides in lighting technology.

IIHS conducts evaluations of these headlight systems. IIHS engineers measure the reach of a vehicle's headlights as the vehicle travels straight and on curves and translate the results into ratings, rewarding systems that produce ample illumination without excessive glare for drivers of oncoming vehicles.

From the IIHS website


In light of the large number of automotive companies failing IIHS headlamp tests on their 2016 models, something needed to be done. With OPTIS VRX 2017, you can now dynamically assess the virtual prototype of your headlamp system against IIHS testings. Learn how, thanks to detailed reports, you are able to optimize advanced lighting systems and control laws to increase the score of the ratings. Discover how the numerical certification of your virtual prototype against IIHS testings enables you to validate your system faster and at a lower cost. Not only will you never fail an IIHS rating again, but also guarantee your spot among the top rated vehicles!


Join to learn about:

  • Mastering all advanced lighting technologies
  • Augmenting the score of IIHS ratings
  • Performing Virtual Tests and Numerical Certification 

Ideal for

  • Testers and validation departments
  • Optical engineers
  • System engineers


Valentin Albaut, Solution Engineer

Julien Muller, Solution Manager for Automotive Exterior Lighting


30 mins



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