Machine Design

Software Guides Lighting Design For Cars

LucidShape R1.3 software is for lighting designs and includes a night-drive scene simulator, new bulbs, a projector-system optimization module, lens-optimization module, and interactive lit-appearance capability.

The software's simulator lets automotive designers visualize headlight performance in a night scene. Available scenes include Formula 1 tracks and two and four-lane highways. The simulator has multiple viewpoints including driver's view, bird's-eye view, or user defined. The simulator drives through scenes showing dynamic headlamp luminance on both straight and curving roads.

Lambda Research Corp.,
80 Taylor St., Littleton, MA 01460,
(978) 486-0766,

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