VW singularity coming soon.
Volkswagen is one of the largest and most successful vehicle manufacturers in the world, with its hands in various projects, most of which the public isn't even aware of. For most Volkswagen fans, the only thing that matters is the cars, especially exciting ones like the upcoming VW Golf GTI. But the company is investing massive amounts of money into the future of personal transport, and especially in electric vehicles after it was heavily fined for breaking emissions regulations. The company is so dedicated to being a leader in tech, that it's now employing quantum computers to help it streamline production and order processes.
Quantum computing is still a relatively new technology in terms of practical use, and scientists are still figuring out how to best take advantage of its massive potential, but it seems that the experts at Volkswagen can think of a few. The company has been involved in the field since 2016 and has implemented the technology in projects dealing with real-time traffic routing.
The company has even brought quantum computing into its paint booths, where computers use algorithms to maximize the paint shop efficiency without slowing assembly. The company has also started using quantum computing to set pricing for its vehicles, and to determine where to place electric charging stations for maximum effectiveness.
"Everything we learn now can give us an advantage in the future. Some challenges and questions in fields like material science may only be solvable through quantum computing. In other areas, we can take a problem that might require a week of classical computing power and finish it in a day or less." said Florian Neukart, Director, Volkswagen Group Data. As we start to discover how quantum computing can benefit humankind as a whole, VW has a clear advantage over its competitors. "We're not interested in doing research for research's sake. We want to bring this technology into the real world," Neukart concluded.