Local Authorities invited to Quantum Computing Workshop

The Department for Transport is hosting two workshops next months for Local Authority Heads of Innovation, Principal Engineers or those working in Technology in the Highways area to discuss prioritising quantum technologies in transport.

Quantum technologies are emerging technologies that use subatomic particles to provide transformative solutions, many of which are in the transport sector. It’s thought they will overcome challenges that existing technologies struggle with, delivering greater speed and accuracy, solving intractable problems.

Through the events in Birmingham and London, the Department hopes Authorities will develop a good understanding of the quantum technologies being developed for transport and how these could meet specific transport/infrastructure requirements.

There will also be a chance to network with other transport bodies in the public sector including ALBs and specific teams from DfT. It is hoped attendees’ views and opinions will help DfT to better understand Authorities priorities in terms of what they want/need from quantum technologies.

The event in Birmingham is on 12 September and in London a week later on the 19th. Both run 2-4.30pm.

To take part, contact stuart.dick@dft.gov.uk.

(Graphic – DfT)


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