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Hussein Dia

Hussein Dia

I am a Civil Engineer with credentials in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), transport planning and modelling. I have 30 years of engineering experience and have previously held a number of ITS positions including Director, ITS Research Laboratory at the University of Queensland and Director, ITS Australia.

My interests are in next generation smart infrastructure systems and the convergence of technology, infrastructure and human elements in our urban environments.

Tech diplomacy: cities drive a new era of digital policy and innovation

Jan 22, 2018 11:51 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

France recently appointed a tech ambassador to the Silicon Valley. French President Emmanuel Macron named David Martinon as ambassador for digital affairs, with jurisdiction over the digital issues that the foreign affairs...

Electric Car Series

Jobs, tax and politics: three ways electric vehicles will change our world

Oct 06, 2017 00:15 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology Economy

China, the worlds largest car market, is working on a timetable to stop the production and sale of vehicles powered by fossil fuels. India has declared its intention to make all new vehicles electric by 2030. Like...

Blockchain Revolution Series

How blockchain will transform our cities

Dec 14, 2016 00:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Fintech

Many trends on the horizon offer opportunities that could transform our cities. From self-driving vehicles and the sharing economy through to cloud computing and blockchain technologies, each of these trends is quite...

Who (or what) is behind the wheel? The regulatory challenges of driverless cars

Mar 07, 2016 01:28 am UTC| Technology Law

A legal opinion by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) set the internet alight in February. The US road safety federal regulator informed Google that the artificial intelligence (AI) software...

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Economy

Japan to probe Google, Apple over antitrust issues

Japan will investigate as early as this month whether Google and Apple forced smartphone manufacturers to install their apps and services as a condition for providing the operating software. Officials will question...

Hyundai to showcase hydrogen fuel cell system in world’s first touring race for EVs

Hyundai Motor Group will showcase its HTWO fuel cell power generators when it competes at the Electric Touring Car Racing (ETCR) in Vallelunga, Italy, from June 18 to 20. The South Korean carmaker will field its racing...

Samsung tops Latin America smartphone sales in Q1with 42.4%

Samsung Electronics Co. accounted for 42.4 percent of smartphone shipments in Latin America in the first quarter, up from 37.9 percent a year ago, with the launch of new models and aggressive marketing. Counterpoint...

Hana Financial collaborates with Line Bank to launch internet-only bank in Indonesia

Hana Financial Group became in Southeast Asia to operate internet-only banking services with the launch of its LINE Bank in Indonesia through a partnership with Naver-affiliated Japanese messaging app provider,...

Toyota puls forward goal of making its factories carbon neutral from 2015 to 2035

Toyota Motor Corp. will aim to make all its factories carbon neutral by 2035, initially by focusing on introducing new technologies for processes such as painting, coating, and casting, according to Toyotas chief...

Politics

Kamala Harris space council: Colorado lawmakers invite VP to visit state's space industry

Aside from leading efforts in immigration, Vice President Kamala Harris is also the National Space Council chair. Recently, lawmakers from Colorado are extending an invitation to Harris to come visit the state to view its...

Donald Trump PAC urges donors for money in time for ex-POTUS' birthday

Former President Donald Trump is looking to make a return to the political scene not long after leaving office last January. Trumps Save America PAC is now urging donors to shell out money in time for the former presidents...

Joe Biden COVID-19 vaccine: US to buy 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses

The US is now among the countries that are leading in vaccination efforts for its residents. As part of President Joe Bidens plan to vaccinate more people all over the world, the US is set to purchase 500 million COVID-19...

Kamala Harris immigration: White House says VP's trip a success

Since getting appointed to lead the Biden administrations efforts in stemming the migration crisis, Vice President Kamala Harris has received a lot of criticism from mostly the Republicans for her efforts. Despite moments...

Science

Finland's Ant Brew offers beer created with goose poop

Finnish Brewery Ant Brew is offering the Wasted Potential Imperial Stout, produced by using goose feces to smoke malt. The microbrewerys home city, Lahti, which was named the European Green Capital 2021, wanted to...

Tiangong: China may gain a monopoly on space stations - here's what to expect

China launched Tianhe-1, the first and main module of a permanent orbiting space station called Tiangong (Heavenly Palace 天 宫), on April 29. Two additional science modules (Wentian and Mengtian) will follow in 2022 in a...

Microfluidics: The tiny, beautiful tech hidden all around you

When you think of micro- or nanotechnology, you likely think of small electronics like your phone, a tiny robot or a microchip. But COVID-19 tests which have proven to be central to controlling the pandemic are also a...

Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal but he wasnt a typical astronaut. Tito, a wealthy businessman, paid US$20 million for a seat...

How scientists make plant-based foods taste and look more like meat

In 2019, Burger King Sweden released a plant-based burger, the Rebel Whopper, and the reaction was underwhelming. So, the company challenged its customers to taste the difference. Burger King Sweden created menu item...

Technology

Hackers access personal data of McDonald's S. Korean, Taiwanese customers

Unauthorized activity on McDonalds network exposed the personal data of customers in South Korea and Taiwan, making the fast-food giant the latest company to be hit by a data breach. McDonalds claimed it quickly...

Approval of Kakao's digital insurance unit to boost innovation: experts

The Financial Services Commissions preliminary approval of Kakao Pays insurance subsidiary as an online-only insurance firm and of three peer-to-peer companies is expected by industry experts to pave the way for the...

EA Play Live 2021: Is ‘The Sims 5’ announcement happening?

Every year, summer has been the season for major gaming announcements. Now that EA Play Live is confirmed, it is not surprising if many fans are once again hoping to hear a more definitive update about the future release...

Free ‘Final Fantasy 7 Remake’ PS5 enhancement update is live

After months of waiting, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade was finally released on Thursday for PS5 owners. Also, as promised, a current-gen upgrade will be free to fans who purchased the game on PS4. However, this...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ developer CD Projekt Red says ransomware attack may have included employees’ information

The list of big companies falling victims to massive ransomware attacks worldwide is growing, and Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red had been part of it earlier this year. The studio has now provided an update...
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