Transport for NSW launches technology innovation challenge

Transport for NSW is launching a technology and innovation industry challenge to assist the safe return of visitors to Sydney’s CBD, calling on start-ups and industry to submit their ideas and solutions. Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary Customer Strategy and Technology, Joost de Kock, said, “The impact COVID-19 has had on businesses in the city has been substantial, with workers staying home and a loss of tourists and...

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New Algorithm Aims to Optimize Vaccine Distribution

In the last several weeks, Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca have each announced that their vaccines are capable of achieving high efficacy. Pending approval, the first millions of vaccine doses are expected before the end of 2020 and billions are expected within 2021. Still, a couple of pressing questions remain: how many people will try to get vaccinated? And among those people, how will (initially limited) vaccine doses be...