D-Wave Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding with Toyota Tsusho, the trading arm of the Toyota Group. Toyota Tsusho plans to use D-Wave’s system to explore optimization applications across a variety of industries — from automotive and finance, to medicine, environmental sustainability, said the company in a statement.

Toyota Tsusho will also explore how quantum computing can help their customers improve operational efficiency, by tackling problems such as determining optimized delivery routes for trucks or improving factory efficiency, says the company.

[Image courtesy: D-Wave Systems]