Enterprise Quantum
for Aerospace & Automotive

Quantum computing promises to unlock new advances in fluid dynamics, autonomous driving, supply chain optimization and traffic management. According to McKinsey, even a 2-5% increase in productivity would create $10 billion to $25 billion in value for the industry each year.

Use Cases

Quantum-Ready Applications® for Aerospace and Automotive

Vehicle Design

Vehicle Manufacturing

Fleet Operations

Vehicle Design

Vehicle Manufacturing

Fleet Operations

Key Challenges


  • High costs of wind tunnel aerodynamics testing
  • Time-consuming and expensive simulations for aerodynamics and heat transfer
  • Optimizing designs to balance many objectives for desired product functionalities
  • Diagnosing points of failure to explain a set of given observations.

Zapata Solutions


Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation

Speed up data analysis, improve accuracy and reduce costs using quantum CFD simulations for aerodynamic design.

Heat Transfer Inverse Design

Improve heat transfer in designs for engines and other vehicle components using generator-enhanced optimization (GEO) with PDE constraints.

Failure Analysis

Identify failure modes through quantum-enhanced fault-tree analysis to improve safety in future vehicle designs.

Design Process Optimization

Balance various product functionalities with safety, reliability and costs in design process optimization models and solve them with GEO.

Use Case Timeline (est.)

Featured Resources

Orquestra® Benefits for Aerospace and Automotive

Orchestration Across Environments

Leverage the quantum and other heterogenous classical compute resources best suited for your tasks, without getting locked into any one hardware platform. Deploy across hybrid backends at enterprise scale.

Data Management & Velocity

Store, retrieve, and analyze large datasets. Streamline data management from ingestion to export to accelerate data velocity.

Open Framework

Keep what works now. Integrate existing and future solutions with a framework optimized for extensibility, interoperability, and innovation.

Workflow Development and Deployment

One unified platform to go from research to development to deployment with extensible, scalable, modular workflows.

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