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QUAN­TUM LEAP

Volk­swa­gen claims to be the first maker to use quan­tum com­put­ers, which are many times faster than a su­per­com­puter. Typ­i­cally used by the sci­en­tific com­mu­nity, gov­ern­ment in­sti­tutes and the avi­a­tion in­dus­try, the tech­nol­ogy is be­ing used to de­velop a smart mo­bil­ity pro­gram for VW in a joint project with IT group D-Wave In­ter­na­tional.

PINK OUT IN FORCE

A pink car will take to the grid for the Aus­tralian Grand Prix next week. It’s not a pro­mo­tion for the McGrath Foun­da­tion but it car­ries the cor­po­rate colours of a new ma­jor spon­sor — wa­ter tech­nol­ogy com­pany BWT — for the Force In­dia team.

HUGH’S A STARTER

Hugh Jack­man is set to be­come Enzo Ferrari in a big-screen epic on the life of the Ital­ian car maker and race team boss. US sources report the project has fi­nally got the green light and the movie ver­sion of Il Com­menda­tore will be on screen next year.

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