Nikkei: Quantum computing key to unlocking advanced technology

YOSHIFUMI UESAKA, Nikkei staff writer

"The biggest sign that quantum computing will become a key part of industry can be found in Beijing. There, German automaker Volkswagen analyzed the GPS data of 10,000 taxis and found optimal airport routes that avoid traffic jams for 418 vehicles within a matter of seconds. It would normally take 30 minutes to perform that function.

Google and NASA concluded that D-Wave's quantum computers can analyze data 100 million times faster than other computers. Processing that would take three years and two months could be done in a single second. A U.S. cybersecurity firm was the first buyer of D-Wave's 2000Q, and Google bought one last month..." Read the article at Nikkei