OPTIS offers the latest version of its driving simulator software, VRX 2018, which virtually reproduces the performance and behavior of advanced lighting systems including AFS, ADB matrix beam, and pixel beam. The updated version includes a set of features dedicated to OEMs and their suppliers, providing testing and validation for pixel headlights, adjustment of the control logic of the headlamps, and the virtual assessment of IIHS tests.
As headlights become more sophisticated, the complexity involved in their development requires more intense testing, necessitating several physical prototypes, in engineering departments and on test tracks, to fine tune the final product's lighting capabilities. Testing these systems on several iterations of a prototype can be expensive and potentially dangerous on real-world tracks.
To combat these factors, OPTIS's virtual solution allows transportation OEMs and their Tier-1 suppliers to test and experience the performance of their headlights with virtual prototypes on virtual test tracks, recreating realistic traffic conditions, including weather, incoming cars and pedestrians. New product features also allow for the adjustment of the control logic of the headlights to improve both visibility and perceived quality.
VRX 2018 also introduces the assessment of headlight systems against IIHS standards. It is now possible to optimize lighting systems and control the settings and programming of the virtual prototype, which will increase the future score of the IIHS rating due to an accurate and complete analysis. If you‘re ready to ride, more details are available for VRX 2018.