IBM Cognitive Technologies to Help University of Michigan Power its Race Car During World Solar …

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. and ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is providing advanced solar forecasting technology to help the University of Michigan (UM) team power its solar car in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile (3,000-kilometer) race across the Australian Outback.The UM student team will leverage IBM Research’s cognitive computing expertise to gain real-time insights into conditions such as cloud cover and wind patterns as well as determine how much solar power will be available to fuel their car along the course race.  As the car is solely powered by solar energy, more accurate forecasts can help the UM students decide how to drive their car more efficiently and improve their chances for winning.IBM researchers are using machine learning to…


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