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Hitachi to use quasi-quantum tech to optimize train operations

Japanese giant will shorten complex, multiday staffing calculations to minutes

Hitachi will use quasi-quantum computing technology to automate and optimize train operations.

TOKYO -- Japanese industrial giant Hitachi is developing a system using quasi-quantum computing technology to automate and optimize train operations, Nikkei has learned.

Hitachi tested the system and created crew schedules in only 30 minutes -- a process that normally takes several days.

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