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Ford, Microsoft Use Quantum Research to Combat Traffic Jams

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Dec. 15, 2019—Ford and Microsoft have figured out how to leverage quantum computing to tackle traffic in Seattle, reported AXIOS.

Traffic routing software could consider all the various route requests from drivers, then optimize route suggestions to minimize the number of cars sharing the road at the same time.

While modern computers translate information into bits — either a 1 or a 0 — a quantum computer can translate information into a 1, 0, and somewhere in between, meaning a lot more information can be stored and processed on a single quantum bit.

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