BMW is using a Honeywell quantum computer to find quicker ways to purchase vehicle components. In case you didn’t know, quantum computers store and process data using qubits, thereby making them better at processing a multitude of possible solutions to a problem.
According to Stephen Shankland at Cnet, “Quantum computers are profoundly different from classical machines. They store and process data using qubits. Qubits can store a combination of one and zero, rather than simply a one and a zero, as classical computers work. In addition, multiple qubits can be yoked together through a phenomenon called entanglement. That lets qubits encompass a multitude of possible solutions to a problem. With the right processing algorithm shepherding qubit interactions, bad solutions in effect cancel each other out, allowing good answers emerge.”
Read more about quantum computers and qubits at Cnet.