To reduce the gap between a physical mock-up and a virtual mock-up, a combination of real-time rendering and simulation enable better decision making. Leveraging NVIDIA Optix to develop specific automotive tools, we are able to run simulations and visualize solutions to a wide range of problems, such as what is the best vehicle geometry to minimize gravel impact on the door. In addition, tools such as RTT DeltaGen enable photo real results that help us experiment and visualize changing vehicle designs; for example when changing the slope of the windshield, how are elements inside the car affected due to the reflective properties of glass.
PSA Peugeot Citroen IT department is involved to improve HMI Design Workflow. This presentation will explain how to provide tools, efficient workflows and hardware in order to design, evaluate and simulate HMI embedded in new car models.
PSA Peugeot Citroen in partnership with Reims University, RTT and Barco will show a car model in Real Time Full GI using the Romeo supercomputer based in Reims, France equipped with 260 Tesla K20s. The car model will be loaded into RTT DeltaGen which will be connected to Reims through a remote display to leverage the horse power of the GPU Cluster. Tapping into this power on demand allows Peugeot to achieve stunning photorealistic results in real time, as if the real vehicle was right in front of them. With this, design changes for materials and colors can be visualized instantly and decisions can be made faster.
The PSA PEUGEOT CITROÃÂN IT Department works on research & development about imaging solutions for automotive use cases. The main objective is to reduce the gap between a physical mockup and a virtual mockup. In order to achieve this, PSA employs new imaging technology enabled by the latest GPU''s to combine simulation and photorealistic rendering in interactive sessions. In addition, PSA leverages GPU cloud computing to reduce the amount of time required for off-line rendering. Lastly, PSA works with life-size product reviews with 3D visual solutions that deliver the correct look and feel. This talk will discuss how PSA leverages various tools to achieve the above topics and their vision for the future of computer generated imagery to drive Automotive Design.