Classiq Technologies has announced a strategic collaboration with NVIDIA and the BMW Group to enhance the application of quantum computing in optimizing mechatronic systems for the automotive industry. This project aims to solve complex computational challenges in electrical and mechanical systems design, focusing on increasing efficiency and reducing energy waste in electric vehicles.

Classiq can employ advanced quantum algorithms, such as the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm (QAOA) and the Harrow-Hassidim-Lloyd (HHL) algorithm to solve various problems. As part of this research they have found a way to efficiently solve and convert complex linear equations, utilizing a novel Quantum Analog to Digital Conversion (QADC) process. The initiative resulted in one of the most sophisticated quantum programs to date, facilitated by Classiq’s platform and simulated using NVIDIA’s GPUs and CUDA-Q platform.

BMW Group’s quantum experts, with the help of Classiq and NVIDIA, have pushed the boundaries of quantum computing in the automotive sector. This collaboration highlights the power of combining quantum hardware, software, and domain expertise to optimize the combinations and connections of components in the vehicle to achieve the most efficient design.

A press release provided by Classiq announcing this collaboration can be seen here.

June 20, 2024