| 15 April 2024, Monday |

Sheikh Ahmed approves new structure of Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority

On Wednesday, US auto safety regulators announced the launch of a formal safety inquiry into 580,000 Tesla vehicles sold since 2017 due to the carmaker’s decision to allow games to be played on the front-center touchscreen.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that their preliminary examination encompasses different Tesla Model 3, S, X, and Y automobiles from 2017 to 2022. This feature, known as “Passenger Play,” “may distract the driver and increase the danger of a collision,” according to the agency.

The NHTSA stated that it has “verified that this functionality has been accessible in Tesla ‘Passenger Play’-equipped vehicles from December 2020.” Previously, the gaming function “was only activated when the car was in Park.”

“The approval of DIEZ’s organizational structure demonstrates our commitment to furthering Dubai’s sustainable economic growth and achieving its ambitious goal across sectors via innovation, technology, and knowledge powered by DIEZ’s free zones,” Sheikh Ahmed stated.

To guarantee investors enjoy a smooth experience, the new structure consists of four major sectors that will support three free zones under the umbrella of DIEZ. It sets the path for the establishment of specialized units that will strengthen each free zone’s capacity to supply innovative solutions and products.

The effort will also provide new growth prospects, increasing DIEZ’s contribution to Dubai’s economy from the existing 5%, according to the authority.

The authority serves the requirements of over 5,000 businesses, including significant enterprises in more than 20 critical economic sectors, and employs over 30,000 people from all over the world.

“We are convinced that combining three premium free zones in Dubai under DIEZ would have a good economic impact,” Sheikh Ahmed added.

“This action will stimulate economic growth and diversification as we prepare to unleash significant economic and business prospects over the next 50 years that will increase the national economy’s competitiveness and boost sustainable development at the local and regional levels.”


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