Automotive and Aerospace  

Thirty-five years ago, the automotive and aerospace industry began using high-performance computers; pioneering algorithms to simulate the behaviour of cars and planes. This included modelling their airflow in motion and their bodywork during an accident. Back in this time, the main drivers were to drastically reduce the number of casualties on the roads and to construct increasingly rapid planes, such as the Concorde. These methods were demanding a huge amount of computing power.  

Today, mobility is heading toward a Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric network for cars and drones. This presents a substantial new list of challenges that will require handling tremendous amounts of data:  

  • Designing new batteries due to a worldwide deficit in lithium. 
  • Optimising the way sensors are placed on a vehicle. 
  • Managing the traffic of thousands of drones, etc.  

The need to lower carbon emissions suggests that we need more efficient engines that consume drastically less fuel or bio-carburants. Simulating the heat reaction in engines is extremely costly. 

The use-cases above cannot be tackled with today’s supercomputers. Quantum Computers can pave the way for swarms of vehicles travelling safely, using newly designed batteries and efficient heat engines. 

Quandela’s Use Cases 

Clients: ONERA and MBDA, action supported by the Région Île-de-France​ 

Challenge (What): Solve systems of differential equations on a quantum computer.​ 

Application (Why): Quandela collaborates with ONERA and MBDA to simulate combustion reactions in heat engines. This is a central task for ONERA, as solving differential equations currently consumes 95% of ONERA’s computational resources. This two-year project aims to both design quantum algorithms, and to implement them on MosaiQ, Quandela’s photonic quantum processor.

Methodology (How): This ongoing project is applying the latest approaches to QML for solving systems of partial differential equations. Stay tuned for more details. 

Quantum Computing Use Cases Explained: Automotive and Aerospace Services Infographic

Who are we

Quandela is a team of experts in photonic quantum technology, dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what is possible with quantum light and quantum algorithms. We offer a wide range of services, from developing the most efficient and brightest single photons sources, to creating algorithms for quantum computers and providing cloud quantum computing solutions. 

Join our team

As an applicant at Quandela, you will join a dynamic and international team of scientists, engineers, technologists, and business professionals. You will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies and contribute to the development of innovative solutions that will have a global impact. We are looking for passionate and ambitious people who are eager to learn and grow with us. 

Who trusts us

At Quandela, we are committed to providing end-users with the best quantum computing experience. Our team specialises in the development of both software and hardware solutions for a variety of quantum applications and provides you with the most reliable and cost-effective solutions. Our goal is to make quantum computing accessible and easy to use for everyone. Our technology is backed by the world's leading industry partners, investors, and funding agencies – join us and unlock the potential of quantum computing. 

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