Bosch Pioneers Quantum Digital Twin Initiative

Bosch Pioneers Quantum Digital Twin Initiative
Bosch plans to introduce digital twin technology powered by a quantum computer at its automotive electronics plant in Madrid.

The company has partnered with quantum computing specialist Multiverse Computing to implement quantum-based optimization algorithms at a plant that manufactures electronic components for global OEMs.

Multiverse software is the use of data obtained from the production process to evaluate the performance of individual devices. It will also examine manufacturing processes to improve quality control and improve overall efficiency, including energy and waste management.

“The collaboration with Multiverse is aimed at improving the productivity and competitiveness of our factory by exploring the use of quantum and quantum-inspired machine learning tools, which is in line with our global smart factory strategy,” said Carlos Conde, Technical Vice President. of Bosch from the Madrid facility.

“We have high expectations for the results of algorithm development with our big data, and we are going to expand this knowledge within Bosch.”

The first phase involves the development and implementation of custom quantum and quantum-inspired algorithms. The companies expect results later this year after they decide whether to roll it out into a production environment at the Bosch factory.

“We are excited to partner with Bosch to take their connected factory strategy to the quantum level,” said Multiverse Computing CEO Enrique Lizaso Olmos.

“This is one of the first applications of quantum computing with a digital twin. We believe it will provide a new level of insight and benefit to Bosch’s manufacturing companies.

Bosch introduced Industry 4.0 technology, including digital twins and IoT products in 240 of its plants, including 120,000 connected machines and more than 250,000 devices.