How to Design, Optimize and Validate Safe Laser Headlamps Through Virtual Experimentation

Today, car manufacturers and their suppliers are facing a real challenge: designing attractive laser headlamps that will illuminate the road without blinding drivers and pedestrians. Validating the safety of these headlight systems using physical prototypes would require millions of miles of night-driving testing and cost-prohibitive investment.

Simulation is the only option for adequately assessing how a headlight design will perform under numerous road, weather, lighting conditions. Engineers can perform virtual tests in greater numbers and at faster speeds, while reducing development time and prototyping costs.