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New Board Members Elected

Two new Board Members were elected at the Annual General meeting on 27 August. They are Carl October (Department of Transport, Western Cape Provincial Government) and Amogelang Kgoathe (Innovative Transport Solutions. Clancinah Baloyi (Providere) has been re-elected for a new 2-year term. 

Board members serving the second of their 2-year term are President Tony Huggett (TMT), Vice President Marius Barnard (Syntell), Wilson Batista (JRA), Ashvir Harcharan (Durban), Wim Ferreira (Techso) and Kersen Naidoo (Aptymo).

 Board members that have stepped down are Bernard Oosthuizen (City of Cape Town) and Ivan Reutener (RHDHV).

On behalf of the ITSSA Membership we thank the previous Board and especially the Board Members stepping down, for their service to the industry, and good luck to the new Board!


 

Special Interest Group Mobility 4.0

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 action programme and priorities of the SIG Mobility.

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.

  • Please click here to register to attend. 
  • If you are not able to attend, but would like to be involved, please click here

 


 

Specialist Interest Group Road Safety

Registration now open for working session of the Specialist Interest Group Road Safety

Registration is now open for the inaugural meeting of the Road Safety Special Interest Group (SIG) from 10:00 to 13:00 on 18 September in Cape Town.  

With more than 14 000 road deaths annually, much more needs to be done to prevent crashes and save lives. There are multiple ITS technologies and solutions that can be better utilised to support the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety.

To follow a better co-ordinated approach towards deploying ITS solutions to the road safety environment, ITSSA has established a Special Interest Group (SIG) for Road Safety.

Attendance is free, but registration is essential. Confirmation and map will be send upon registration.

Please click here to register to participate in the working session of the SIG Road Safety on 18 September 2019 in Cape Town.

If you cannot attend this meeting, but are still interested in being informed about activities of the SIG Road Safety, please click here.

Please click here for the draft to kick-start the initial discussion.


 

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.

• Click here for more information.

 


 

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

 


 

Member News

Trapeze

Specialist mobility technology provider Trapeze Group has successfully joined the UK government’s G-Cloud 11 digital marketplace. The firm’s Novus solutions, which manage schedule and real-time data for fixed route bus services, as well as the scheduling and delivery of demand responsive trips, are approved for inclusion in G-Cloud’s Transport and Logistics category.

Read more.

 


 

Innovative Traffic Solutions appointed for supervision of the operation and maintenance of Huguenot Toll Tunne

Nadeson Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd (Cape Town) and Innovative Traffic Solutions (I T S) (Pty) Ltd (Bellville) have been appointed for the Consulting Engineering Services for the Supervision of the Operation and Maintenance of Huguenot Toll Tunnel on National Routes 1 Section 1 and 2.

 


 

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