Microsoft and Ford use quantum-style computing to solve Seattle’s traffic problem

Researchers at Ford and Microsoft teamed up to develop new quantum-style approaches to help reduce Seattle’s traffic congestion.

Traffic apps tend to send individual drivers along the same routes. Even when congestion on one route triggers the app to suggest an alternate, that alternate route soon becomes jammed up as well.

The team tested several different scenarios, including one that involved as many as 5,000 vehicles simultaneously requesting routes that spanned the Seattle area. Each simulated driver had 10 different routes available to them. (GeekWire)

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