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Fujitsu Belgium supports the Agoria Solar Team with data analytics

Fujitsu EMEIA

Brussels, October 14, 2019 – As every 2 year now, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge started in Australia on October 13. The competitors, students from 30 different countries, will drive their solar powered cars in 5 days from Darwin to Adelaide. That’s a race of more than 3.000 km. This year 98 teams take part. The Belgian team arrived in Australia in September, to test the cart to the maximum and improve the car’s performances.
Data analytics even more important
Fujitsu is a major partner in the Belgian team, supporting the students with data analytics. The car produces a vast amount of data during the tests and during competition. Correct use of these data becomes more important, even in car races. Chances are that the winning team will be the one who makes best use of the data and adapts the race strategy to the running circumstances.

Co-creation workshop
Fujitsu has the experience and the power as a multinational company offering tech startups faster access to real market opportunities and harnessing the creativity of an array of quality-tested disruptive technology providers to help drive digital transformation. Before the race started, Fujitsu and the Agoria Solar Team organized a co-creation workshop where 2 use cases were identified:

  • How to improve the orientation of the solar cells on the car?
  • How to make the best use of electricity to improve the battery autonomy?

The team will work on these 2 topics, together with Fujitsu. They will make use of Fujitsu’s Digital Annealer. This platform is inspired by quantum computing and works very fast and effiecient. The solution is designed to solve large-scale combinatorial optimization problems which are unsolvable using today’s classical computers. And as speed is very important in a car race …
Fujitsu offers a range of automotive mobility solutions. In the automotive sector the problems are reasonably clear: there is an immense amount of data being generated, which is expected to dramatically explode with the arrival of the autonomous cars. That’s why it’s key to be clever about how we capture, store, and analyze data, and how we deploy new ways to analyze it and then extract relevant information. That’s where the Digital Annealer comes in once again, defining what has to be done with all the raw data.
Data drive the automotive sector. But the next days, data are driving the Agoria Solar Team.
Wishing them a lot of success!

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 132,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.0 trillion yen (US $36 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu EMEIA

In Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, Fujitsu works with a growing ecosystem of partners, customers and local communities to create a ‘Human Centric Intelligent Society’ that is inclusive, sustainable and trusted. Our 28,000-strong workforce develops leading-edge digital solutions that address global business and societal challenges while also generating value for customers, helping accelerate their transformational journeys by harnessing the power of co-creation through our unique Human Centric Experience Design (HXD) methodology. For more information, please visit http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/about/

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Inès Godart

Phone: Phone: +33 6 83 82 73 91
E-mail: E-mail: Ines.godart@ts.fujitsu.com @godartI
Company: Fujitsu Benelux - Corporate Communications
Communications Manager

Date: 14 October, 2019
City: Brussels