Supernal to use Microsoft cloud for simulated AAM development
Supernal, the advanced air mobility (AAM) unit of South Korean automotive giant Hyundai, has struck a partnership Microsoft to create cloud-based tools for use in craft design and flight simulation, and eventually in the manufacturing and maintenance of planes.
The companies said their agreement will permit Supernal to continue developing its AAM aircraft by using Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform for simulations that will not only increase efficiency of design and testing, but also save time involved and keep the company on track to meet its certification and commercialization targets.
Their work will involve Microsoft drawing on Supernal’s insights and experiences in AAM development to produce customer-driven aircraft that have been tested through simulation by cloud-based, artificial intelligence-enhanced computing systems.
Simulation tools will also be used for eventual flight training of pilots, as well in mixed-reality applications that…