July 29, 2022
Multiverse Computing, a company focused on quantum computing solutions, announces a collaboration in a research project with the Bosch Automotive Electronics plant in Madrid, Spain, to leverage quantum computing in the virtual replica or “digital twin” of a factory.
Multiverse is implementing quantum-based optimization algorithms at Bosch, delivering electronics components to original equipment manufacturers globally. The Multiverse software solution will leverage data to assess the performance of individual equipment and production processes to enhance quality control and improve overall efficiencies.
“The collaboration with Multiverse is focused on improving the productivity and competitiveness of our factory by researching the use of quantum and quantum-inspired machine learning tools, aligned with our global Smart Factory strategy,” says Carlos Conde, technical vice president of the Bosch factory in Madrid. “We have a great expectation about the results of the algorithms development using our big data and about to spread this knowledge within Bosch organization.”
The companies expect to have results of the current phase (development and implementation of customized quantum and quantum-inspired algorithms) in the Madrid facility later this year with a potential integration in a production environment across Bosch manufacturing facilities later.
“This is one of the first applications of quantum computing with a digital twin. We believe it will provide a whole new level of insight and advantage to Bosch’s manufacturing operations,” says Enrique Lizaso Olmos, CEO of Multiverse Computing.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.