The Future of Quantum Computing in the Automotive Industry

Quantum computing has been used primarily by government agencies, scientific institutions and in the field of aerospace technology until recently but now the Volkswagen Group is making use of these supercomputers for a research project. Volkswagen IT experts have developed a mobility program on a quantum D-Wave Systems computer and will be demonstrating its use at CeBIT 2017, which takes place in Hanover.

This is definitely pioneering work in a digital form that brings forth a new foundation for the automotive industry future. The cooperation between D-Wave Systems and Volkswagen shows that it is possible to use quantum computers to address real-world challenges. At CeBIT 2017, the public will see for the first time how traffic flow has been optimized using a software program on a quantum computer.

Based on information gathered from about 10,000 Beijing taxis, an algorithm has been programmed that can optimize the public taxi travel time in this huge metropolitan city. A quantum computer is the best type of computer to be used because it has the ability to find optimization solutions natively. Conventional computers just don’t have the capability to handle these complex tasks.

Volkswagen will continue to work with D-Wave for other upcoming projects. In the meantime, IT experts at Volkswagen are currently testing out various algorithms and applications on the quantum computer based on its enormous potential. Volkswagen will also be working more with institutes that are using and researching quantum computers and with universities in the upcoming future.

It’s a new day and age in the automotive industry with new strategic developments being applied every day. To find out more about quantum computing and new and upcoming mobility programs that can be applied in the automotive field, please contact QodeLogix at 1 877-888-2571 or browse through our website at qodelogix.com.

How to Use Analytics to Manage Your Employees

With the advance of technology today, it can be hard to keep employees focused in a workplace setting. Fortunately, the way to combat these technological distractions is to fight back with analytics and data. This is the best way to leverage the strength of employees and to get the most performance out of teams.

Hard data can assess how teams are working together before any restructuring moves are put into place. This data assesses employee behaviors so that proper corporate restructuring can occur. This is a new trend and one that has been catching on since it makes so much sense. It’s called “people analytics”, which can be applied to employee management.

The people are the heart of any company and are indeed its biggest asset. Hard data can diagnose inefficiencies in the organization without having to rely on subjective data. Business decisions that are employee-related now have analytics to work with that where never available before.

Google, for example, is well known for providing perks to its employees to increase efficiency in the workplace. These perks were all introduced based on analytics that indicated the initiatives that would increase employee productivity, innovation and satisfaction. The gourmet meals served are leading to an end result.

In order to raise productivity in any company, analytics should be used for overall people management.  For example, the results will show the passions and interests of employees so that work assignments can be better allocated. An employee that finds his work meaningful is less likely to be distracted and more likely to be highly productive.

With people management analytics, problems can be found and resolved in real time. Companies won’t have to rely on their quarterly reports to find out about financial problems after they have occurred. This is a promising field that opens the doors to new management methods that are a win-win for both management and employees.
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Canadian Car Theft Trends in 2017

Car theft can happen to anyone at any time and whether the number of car thefts is going up or down at a certain time does not accurately reflect the potential harm that can occur. For example, even though the number of car thefts in a certain neighborhood can go down, the recovery rate of these vehicles has been declining over the years.

It’s estimated that in Canada about 420 cars are stolen per day, which averages out to approximately one every three and a half minutes. It’s not the newest and shiniest cars that are being picked up either. The 1999 and 2000 Honda Civic SiR models have been near or at the top of the list of the most commonly stolen cars in the country. These Hondas are a popular choice for the younger crowd and a lot of the vehicles that are taken are chopped for their parts.

Auto theft in Canada continues to be big business. While many vehicles are taken for parts only, a lot are shipped overseas to Eastern Europe, the Middle East or West Africa. There is a huge market in these countries for rugged vehicles such as the Ford F350 and the Chevrolet Trailblazer, which are also major targets for car thieves.

It’s estimated that approximately 50% of the vehicles that have been stolen end up in a chop shop. The parts are sold to unsuspecting businesses that have no idea that they are purchasing stolen parts. These parts are worth big money and a car that has been dismantled and sold piece by piece is often worth more than a vehicle that has been sold as a whole.

In order to protect yourself against car theft make sure that you always lock the doors and windows and place any items of interest in your car in the trunk where they can’t be seen. Park in areas that are well-lit and never leave your car when it is running – even for a minute.

To find out more about car safety and new and upcoming trends in the automotive industry please contact us today at 1 877-888-2571or visit our website at qodelogix.com. At QodeLogix we keep our finger on the pulse of the automotive industry.