Theoretical work on quantum computing (QC) is advancing in many ways. Meanwhile, industries are enlisting existing QC technology to address specific near-term problems. Over the past few years, for instance, the automotive industry has been tapping QC companies for help in optimizing electric vehicle (EV) battery chemistry. Companies such as VW, Daimler-Benz, Toyota and Hyundai have used early versions of QC machines to explore types of lithium and related compounds in their quest to build EV batteries that are reliable, powerful, environmentally friendly and safe. For more on this topic, please read this article in Forbes by Kazuhiro Gomi, NTT Research President and CEO.