OPTIS Releases SPEOS 2018 for Light Simulation in Automotive Industry

OPTIS Releases SPEOS 2018 for Light Simulation in Automotive Industry

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, Feb 13, 2018 – OPTIS, the leading software vendor for scientific simulation of light, human vision and physically correct visualization, today announces the release of SPEOS 2018, the latest version of OPTIS’s core light simulation software.




In this iteration, SPEOS, capable of providing light simulation based on the physical laws of optics, contains new features benefitting the automotive industry, such as headlight simulation and the simulation of internal materials. Companies using SPEOS, in addition to OPTIS’s suite of simulation and virtual reality (VR) software, eliminate the need for physical prototypes to test their products, reducing the waste of materials and speeding time-to-market.

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.


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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 time frames.

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.

“For designers, engineers, OEMs, suppliers and beyond, we created SPEOS 2018 to make all levels of the process easier, more efficient and more easily communicated. SPEOS 2018 not only speeds time-to-market by eliminating the need for physical prototypes, but also by reducing friction in communication,” added Delacour.


OPTIS, the virtual prototyping company, brings life and emotion to all industrial projects. Its world leading solutions pave the way for a revolutionary design process: towards zero physical prototype. Since 1989, OPTIS offers its know-how in light and human vision simulation into famous CAD/CAM software and dedicated virtual immersive solutions. This synergy creates true-to-life virtual mockups which are used as real decision-making tools.

Today, more than 2500 clients in over 50 countries already trust OPTIS and innovate day after day with its solutions to ensure the look and safety of their designs, reduce their ecological footprint and bring their future products faster on the market. For more information, visit www.optis-world.com.

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