Quantum computing is still in its early research phase but the new Volkswagen traffic management system utilizes the computing concept to innovate and disrupt the automotive industry. This new system is being implemented to better help mobility providers like public transportation and taxis to better deploy their vehicles to places that need them. This ultimately aims to reduce wasted time for providers and reduces passenger waiting times.
Within the Volkswagen traffic management system, quantum computing would be used to output a quantum algorithm to determine how many people will be at various places around a city. This could allow services to deploy vehicles based on demands. The system is currently being developed for commercial purposes, but could also be utilized in self-driving cars in the future. VW is hoping to implement the system first in Barcelona, a place where the automaker has sufficient data to operate.
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