The growth would be fueled by increasing government investments in developing quantum computing infrastructure and growing strategic collaborations between OEMs, auto component manufacturers and technology providers.
According to the Quantum Computing in Automotive Market report by market research company MarketsandMarkets, early use cases have demonstrated that quantum computers can contribute towards more effective route and traffic management.
As early as 2019, D-Wave Systems’ collaborated with Volkswagen to develop the world's first pilot project for traffic optimization using a quantum computer.
In May 2022,
it was working with French quantum startup Pasqal to improve its primary manufacturing processes, notably metal forming, through accelerated simulations.
Increasingly stringent emission regulations have compelled operators to reduce fleet-level carbon emissions by introducing more efficient routes and switching to electric vehicles. Quantum computing is helping by calculating the most efficient routes and accelerating the development process for new materials for better batteries.
OEMs are also using quantum computing for applications such as product design, vehicle engineering, material research, production planning and optimization, demand forecasting, workforce management and supply chain optimization.
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