What startups can learn from the US Air Force’s computer modelling and simulation breakthrough

The machines our world relies on were once designed with whatever tools designers had — sketches, plans, slide rulers, and sometimes, just good old-fashioned guesswork.



a plane flying in the air: Red Hawk


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Often, it wasn’t until something was actually built that designers could see if it actually worked as they had intended.  

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Advances in technologies, such as modelling and computer-aided design, helped creators get closer to reality with their designs, but an extensive testing and redesign phase was required for prototypes to pick up any issues before production began.

This could be a lengthy process, holding up advances in technology or technique for years until flaws were ironed out.

But the United States Air Force and the aircraft manufacturer Boeing have just changed the game completely, designing and testing a new jet trainer aircraft to operational level using just computer modelling and simulation.

Known as the Red

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Lessons from the US Air Force’s computer modelling breakthrough

Red Hawk

The US Air Force’s new Red Hawk jet trainer has the designation eT-7 to reflect its purely digital design and testing process. Source: Military Wiki.

The machines our world relies on were once designed with whatever tools designers had — sketches, plans, slide rulers, and sometimes, just good old-fashioned guesswork.

Often, it wasn’t until something was actually built that designers could see if it actually worked as they had intended.  

Advances in technologies, such as modelling and computer-aided design, helped creators get closer to reality with their designs, but an extensive testing and redesign phase was required for prototypes to pick up any issues before production began.

This could be a lengthy process, holding up advances in technology or technique for years until flaws were ironed out.

But the United States Air Force and the aircraft manufacturer Boeing have just changed the game completely, designing and testing a new jet

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Helm.ai Wins “Autonomous Driving Solution of the Year” Designation in 2020 AutoTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Industry Awards Program Honors Innovative Global Companies in the Automotive and Transportation Sectors

AutoTech Breakthrough award – Helm.ai

AutoTech Breakthrough award - Helm.ai - Autonomous Driving Solution of the Year 2020
AutoTech Breakthrough award – Helm.ai – Autonomous Driving Solution of the Year 2020
AutoTech Breakthrough award – Helm.ai – Autonomous Driving Solution of the Year 2020

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Helm.ai, a developer of next-generation AI software, today announced it has been selected as winner of the ‘Autonomous Driving Solution of the Year’ award in the inaugural AutoTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by the Tech Breakthrough organization, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for the most innovative technology companies in the world. The AutoTech Breakthrough Awards aims to recognize the breakthrough technology companies, services, and products in the global automotive and transportation industry today.

Helm.ai is building the next generation of AI technology for autonomous driving through an approach known as Deep Teaching, training neural

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Velodyne Lidar Unveils Breakthrough Solid State Sensor for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomy

Available in Affordable Mass Quantities, Velarray H800 is the First in a Family of Solid State Sensors to Enhance Automakers’ Safety Features

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today debuted its latest innovation in its broad array of lidar sensors, the Velarray H800. The solid state Velarray H800 is architected for automotive grade performance and built using Velodyne’s breakthrough proprietary micro-lidar array architecture (MLA). With combined long-range perception and a broad field of view, this sensor is designed for safe navigation and collision avoidance in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous mobility applications. The Velarray H800’s compact, embeddable form factor is designed to fit neatly behind the windshield of a truck, bus or car, or be mounted seamlessly on the vehicle exterior. The Velarray H800 will be available at high-volume production levels with a target price of less than $500 to drive broad adoption in consumer and commercial vehicle markets.

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Isovalent Launches Breakthrough New Approach to Cloud-Native Networking With $29 Million Series …

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Isovalent, the cloud-native networking company, formally launched to help enterprises connect, observe and secure modern applications with Cilium. Cilium’s fundamentally new approach frees modern cloud-native applications from outdated, legacy techniques that place unnecessary limits on the agility that is driving enterprises to adopt Kubernetes and other cloud-native technologies. Cilium’s superior approach has already won the support of open source and commercial adopters, with a diverse community of hundreds of active contributors to the open source project and thousands of users.

Google recently selected Cilium as the next-generation dataplane for its GKE offering calling Cilium “the most mature eBPF implementation for Kubernetes out there” in its “New GKE Dataplane V2 increases security and visibility for containers” blog: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/bringing-ebpf-and-cilium-to-google-kubernetes-engine.

As a 15-year veteran of Linux kernel development, Isovalent co-founder and CTO Thomas Graf immediately saw how eBPF would revolutionize networking, particularly

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Isovalent Launches Breakthrough New Approach to Cloud-Native Networking With $29 Million Series A Led by Andreessen Horowitz and Google

Cilium, powered by the revolutionary eBPF Linux kernel technology, has rapidly become the preferred choice of global brands including Adobe, Capital One and Datadog

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Isovalent, the cloud-native networking company, formally launched to help enterprises connect, observe and secure modern applications with Cilium. Cilium’s fundamentally new approach frees modern cloud-native applications from outdated, legacy techniques that place unnecessary limits on the agility that is driving enterprises to adopt Kubernetes and other cloud-native technologies. Cilium’s superior approach has already won the support of open source and commercial adopters, with a diverse community of hundreds of active contributors to the open source project and thousands of users.

Google recently selected Cilium as the next-generation dataplane for its GKE offering calling Cilium “the most mature eBPF implementation for Kubernetes out there” in its “New GKE Dataplane V2 increases security and visibility for containers” blog:

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