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Toyota harnesses quantum computers to develop battery materials

Automaker will join startup QunaSys to research ways to increase power supply

Toyota Motor and QunaSys is considering using Japan's first commercial quantum computer in their joint research, shown here at the Kawasaki Business Incubation Center in Kawasaki, Japan.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor seeks to rev up its development of batteries used in electric vehicles by employing quantum computing to research new materials that can increase performance.

The automaker will tie up with Tokyo-based QunaSys, which has expertise in quantum computing software, to perform simulations to determine the properties of a wide range of materials.

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