Contractor wanted for QCMobility | Rail Transport

We are looking for contractors for our QCMobility project to support us in defining and solving optimisation problems in the rail transport sub-project. The focus is on the extent to which current issues in rail transport can be answered and translated into solutions through the use of quantum computers. This should enable greater efficiency, robustness and real-time capability for the rail sector and further development in terms of a sustainable mode of transport. Participation in the tendering process is possible via TED 111273-2024. The submission deadline is 21 March 2024 at 2 pm.

At the same time, we are also inviting applications for participation in the QCMobility | Maritime Transport project. You can find information on the call for applications here.

Collaboration in the QCMobility | Rail Transport project

To participate in the QCMobility project, we are looking for industrial partners who can further develop the use of quantum machine learning (QML) and quantum computing in rail transport with their own problems and – if necessary – real data and parameters. To this end, we are looking for industrial partners who, among other things, can provide at least three tactical and/or strategic planning processes that are potentially suitable for the future use of QML or quantum computing. Issues from the fields of software development and information and communication technology can also be addressed. The focus is on the general description of the problem and its relevance for rail transport. The problem solutions will then be tested in simulations and on real quantum computing hardware from DLR QCI.

All information on the work packages can be found in the service description.

The potential of quantum computers for mobility

Our QCMobility project explores the potential of quantum computers for highly relevant and critical application problems in the field of mobility. Together with partners from industry and research, we are developing customised quantum algorithms and demonstration problems that will be implemented on the DLR QCI quantum computers.

In the QCMobility project, industrial partners and DLR institutes are jointly utilising quantum computing for various mobility applications

  • strategic and tactical planning processes in air traffic,
  • Optimisation problems in demand-responsive transport,
  • Planning and scheduling processes in rail transport,
  • Route and trajectory optimisation for highly automated/autonomous systems in maritime transport and
  • the optimisation of multidimensional logistics networks in intermodal transport.

The project results will be incorporated into a roadmap on the topic of quantum computing and mobility and are intended in particular to describe the potential for the further use and integration of quantum computing in rail transport.