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Plans to move forward with Integrated Transport

The City of Cape Town has demonstrated several transport initiatives and has taken big strides to make integrated transport a reality. Close alignment between transport and urban planning is critical for this. The ITSSA Members Meeting on 6 November 2019 is privileged to meet with both these Members of the Mayoral Committee to hear about their vision and their plans on making transport work smarter for all, and the “greening” of transport is becoming increasingly critical on top of this.

Members can hear first-hand from the MMC for Spatial Planning and Environment, Ald Marian Nieuwoudt, and MMC for Transport, Ald Felicity Purchase, on the Mother City’s road map for urban development and integrated transport.

Apologies for the short notice, but we are happy that both MMCs accepted the invitation in this very busy time of the year!

Date: Wednesday 6 November, Breakfast Briefing

Venue: CoCT Transport Management Center, Goodwood.

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Programme

07:30 – 08:00 Registration and refreshments

08:00 – 08:30 Briefing by Ald Nieuwoudt

08:30 – 09:00 Briefing by Ald Purchase

09:00 – 09:30 Discussion

09:30 – 09:45 Closure

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Attendance is free, but registration is essential.

We are looking forward to see you at the Members Meeting with the two MMCs and to share some other ITSSA developments with you.

 


 

Special Interest Group Mobility 4.0

With more than 300 billion email messages, 65 billion WhatsApp messages and 26 billion weather forecast requested daily, we are globally generating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day. For perspective, one quintillion pennies laid out would cover the surface of the earth five times. There are 5 billion internet searches daily, with Google dealing with 3.5 billion of this while on somewhat lighter note we collectively upload 3 billion photos to Instagram while Spotify uploads 20 000 news songs every day.

The old claim of not having enough information is being drowned out by a deluge of data. But, the data has to be analysed and interpreted into information, knowledge and intelligence. Internationally renowned  Big Data expert Bernard Marr estimates that less than 5% of the data generated is actually analysed.

The SIG on Mobility 4.0 has developed from earlier initiatives in areas such as Big Data and Cyber Security. Its focus is on the transport implications of the main trends guiding Digital Transformation in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is ramping up the challenges. This is true for all sectors of society and mobility is at its cutting edge. 5G connectivity is multiplying the magnitude of devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). Big Data and Cloud Computing are delivering real-time answers while machine-leaning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are rapidly hitherto unthinkable avenues to make mobility smarter and the Platform Economy introduces novel ways of connecting Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions.

The SIG Mobility 4.0 incorporates the existing ITS Standards User Group. SIG Mobility 4.0 is a primary operational tool towards the objectives of ITSSA regarding the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

One of the tasks of this SIG is to action the “Ten Key Tasks” resulting from the Big Data meetings. A second, and very important task, is to prepare the  scope of works and the action programme and priorities of the SIG Mobility 4.0.

The SIG Mobility 4.0 working session will be held in Gauteng (venue in Pretoria to be confirmed) on Wednesday 16 October 2019. Attendance is free, but registration is essential. The meeting is 09:30 for formal start at 10:00 and will adjourn at 13:00.

• Please click here to register to attend.

• If you are not able to attend, but would like to be involved with activities of SIG Mobility 4.0, please click here.

 


 

ITS Award for Outstanding Achievement

ITS South Africa makes a bi-annual award titled “Outstanding Achievement in the ITS industry in South Africa”. The third award is for projects that will be completed and become operational in the period up to June 2020. The award will be made at the Gala Dinner of the Smart Mobility Conference and Exhibition which is co-hosted by ITS South Africa and the UATP on 5 – 7 October 2020. The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2020. Please collate supporting evidence to document entries for the Award.

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Annual Programme

Please view the Annual Programme’s list of coming events and diarise those that are of most interest to you. Kindly also arrange for especially younger colleagues to attend some of these knowledge-sharing events.

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Deciphering The “Alphabet Soup” of Acronyms

Given the increasing specialisation in the subfields of Intelligent Transport System planning and operations, and the linkages with related fields, the list of acronyms has grown exponentially and we are currently updating and expanding the list of acronyms and abbreviations. Should you wish to suggest new items for inclusion, please against the currently version (which can be downloaded from here) and send your suggested inclusions to paul@itssa.org by not later than 5 July for the updated version to be published.

 


 

Re-imagine Mobility in the Digital Age

 
 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is ramping up the challenges. This is true for all sectors of society and mobility is at its cutting edge. 5G connectivity is multiplying the magnitude of devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). Big Data and Cloud Computing are delivering real-time answers while machine-leaning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are rapidly hitherto unthinkable avenues to make mobility smarter and the Platform Economy introduces novel ways of connecting Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions.

After successfully co-hosting the previous two i-Transport / Go Green – Go Smart Conferences, the ITSSA and UATP will again partner to host the 2020 Smart Mobility Conference and Exhibition, supported by the International Public Transport Association (UITP). The theme is Re-imagine Mobility in the Digital Age

• Please diarise 5-7 October 2020

• Please click here to read more


 

 

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