The makers of the world’s most widely used supercomputer will install the software on every vehicle by 2025, a move that will make it much easier for the company to track the global spread of the coronavirus.
The Quark team announced Tuesday that the software will be available to carmakers and other users in all 50 states.
The first state will be California, where it is already installed on some cars.
The software, called “Quark-based Health, Safety and Performance,” is designed to provide health-care professionals with detailed information on the disease, such as whether patients are coughing up blood or breathing hard, how many people have died and how many have recovered, the company said.
“By making the software available to the public, Quark is making it easier for our partners and users to share information and share their experiences,” Quark CEO and founder Andrew Miller said in a statement.
Health-care workers have been using Quark to track COVID-19 outbreaks, and the software is available on Quark-compatible vehicles.
Quark is owned by Google and has raised more than $5 billion.
The software is used by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the state of California, the State of Rhode Island, and others.