Safety has always been a top priority at Honda, something that is evident in the Japanese automaker’s newest invention—an industry-first, three-dimensional crash test simulation visualization technology. Based on DELTAGEN, a high-end 3D visualization software developed by 3DXCITE, this new technology helps Honda engineers better study the results of a crash simulation, test different design approaches, and implement design changes quickly and efficiently.
“With this technology, we have gained the potential to improve the quality of decision making and reduce the time required for finalizing a vehicle design by greatly increasing the ease of communicating and understanding the results of a crash test simulation,” said Eric DeHoff, Technical leader for CAE in the Crash Safety Group of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. “This tool will promote a more complete understanding of vehicle safety design amongst all engineers involved in our vehicle development process.”
This new, innovative technology gives engineers the ability to manipulate the rendering, rotate the view of the crash in any direction, and isolate a specific section of the vehicle by stripping away parts of it. It can also make the crash barrier disappear to help illustrate the immediate effects of a crash.
By using this technology, Honda is on track to becoming even safer than before. Stop by Basney Honda today to see how Honda cares so much about safety!