Customer Spotlight: NASA

Posted by Jess Lin

15.10.2014 10:30 AM

Customers from energy to healthcare to communications are leveraging Eureqa to transform their data into gold. As customers tell us their stories, we’ll continue to share them with you on our blog. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you to start thinking about how your company can leverage machine intelligence for a significant competitive advantage. Contact us if you have a Eureqa case study you would like to share.

Nutonian Case Study - NASACommercial airplane travel reigns as the king of safe long-distance travel, but the highly engineered and complex machinery has inherent risks that can be introduced by human error. In the complex world of an airplane cockpit, Nutonian’s Eureqa® is helping NASA improve pilot’s split second judgement of unexpected flight conditions and reduce flight fatality risk by more than 50%.


Since the mid-20th century, commercial aviation had become a popular means of transportation with nearly 10 million total flights and 1 billion passengers across the US in 2013. Advances in aircraft design, engineering and navigation aids have dramatically improved safety and reduced accidents over the years, but the life of every passenger at 30,000 feet still rests solely in the pilot’s hands. Historically, more than half of all plane crashes have been caused by pilot error; while experience and training reduce risks, even veteran pilots can be fallible under stress.

Spurred by a 2010 Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) report that analyzed patterns in aircraft accidents over the past decade, NASA has launched a three-year effort dedicated to tackling this deadly problem.

For more details, read the full case study here.

Topics: Case study, Eureqa, NASA

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