Evaluation of Adaptive Light Distributions with AFSim 2001-01-0303
European car manufacturers, setmakers and research institutes have been working for the last decade on Adaptive Frontlighting Systems (AFS). Due to the fact, that an AFS is no longer a single part of the car, it will have to be regarded in systems context with sensor and control devices resulting in a rising complexity.
In order to help the engineer in developing an AFS, the software-tool AFSim has been programmed providing functions to swivel and to dim the light-distribution of a headlight on a freely programmable road with curves. The software package AFSim has been recently expanded with further functions facing the range of a headlight.