In the context of Autonomous Driving, sensors will appear everywhere in automotive, also inside car headlamps. Several Tier-1 suppliers have already shown concepts with LiDAR or Camera integration in the headlamp. A headlamp is a tiny box already containing several modules for lighting and signalling functions. But how to add a sensor without impacting visual signature or sensor performances?
In this webinar, we will study 3 aspects of smart headlamps:
Signalling functions can be used for communication with other vehicles and pedestrians. Light guides will probably remain a cost-effective solution to display an homogeneous lit appearance. It’s essential to optimize the workload and time that are required to get an effective design. We will explain how Smart Design works to optimize Light Guides using SPEOS Optical Shape Design and Optimizer.
Pixel Beam appears to be the ultimate lighting solution for a wide-range of applications. Even in case of Autonomous Driving, glare free or lane marking will be needed to boost the drivers’ confidence in the intelligence of the car. Smart Lighting could adapt to different driving conditions. If you want to evaluate different technologies (LCD, MEMS, µAFS) or test any ideas (crosswalk, lane marking), dynamic simulation with OPTIS VRX is the key to identify relevant parameters and justify technological choices.
Autonomous cars will require more sensors that need to find their space in the car. Headlamp is an electronic box with a transparent cover and positioned at the corner of the car. So, integrate a camera and a LiDAR in the headlamp seems to be a promising idea. Smart Headlamps will be an essential component of autonomous driving. Optical simulation is needed to design the optical components, but more importantly to ensure the opto-mechanical interactions between sources, lenses and support structures, considering any variations in the different parts. As SPEOS is CAD integrated, mechanical components can be easily moved and re-simulated to quickly assess impact of changes. It can also be used to understand the eye safety classification of the LiDAR emitter.
Through these 3 different topics, we cover different challenges where OPTIS is offering a predictive simulation to design smarter products in a shorter time.
Product Marketing Manager
Product Owner SPEOS & VRX-Headlamp