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03/20/17
Wolfsburg/Hanover
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Research project successful: Volkswagen IT experts use quantum computing for traffic flow optimization

Research project successful: Volkswagen IT experts use quantum computing for traffic flow optimization
  • CeBIT 2017: Volkswagen announces cooperation with leading quantum computing company D-Wave Systems
  • First research project successful: travel times of 10,000 taxis in mega-metropolis of Beijing significantly reduced

The Volkswagen Group is the world's first automaker to intensively test the use of quantum computers. Volkswagen is cooperating with leading quantum computing company specialist D-Wave Systems. At CeBIT 2017, the two companies today announced their cooperation. In a first research project, IT experts from Volkswagen have already successfully developed and tested a traffic flow optimization algorithm on a D-Wave quantum computer.

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