Many of us recall the old Esso oil slogan "Put a tiger in your tank." Then there was the generation of turbocharging cars. The next step for forward-thinking auto manufacturers is to find the best ways to apply the power of quantum computing to boost car design and production.
Leading automotive manufacturers are already exploring the power of quantum computing. BMW launched a challenge last year that solicited quantum computing solutions to automotive opportunities for improved value, such as automated vehicle design. In January, systems vendor IonQ announced a partnership with Hyundai to leverage the technology to advance the effectiveness of next-generation batteries.
It's no surprise. The industry requires enormous capital investments. Any opportunity to improve and optimize design, supply chains, distribution and more can have a significant bottom-line impact.
Looking beyond the auto industry, there has been much excitement about the potential of quantum tech to transcend classical computing in many areas of business, logistics and production. How does it work, how can it help, and when will quantum computing have a real impact?