ITSSA Newsletter 18 April 2019

Table of contents

• Congestion Mitigation
• Annual Programme
• Mobile Payments – Future Trends
• TS Europe Congress
• ITS World Congress
• Member News
 

 

Taking steps to mitigate congestion

Congestion is a serious challenge negatively affecting the movement of people, goods and services. It has a negative impact on productivity, quality of life, increases road safety risks and contributes to the already negative carbon footprint of the transport sector.  To share knowledge towards a more integrated approach by diverse stakeholders, ITSSA hosted a workshop on “Taking Steps to Mitigate Congestion.” It was hosted at FNB and sponsored by the Western Cape Provincial Government. A Working Group has been established to formulate follow-up actions and will be reported on as progress is made.

• Click here to access the presentations.
 

 

Annual Programme

There are exciting knowledge-sharing and capacity-building events on the Annual Programme of ITS South Africa. Please use the link below to access the annual programme and to diarise those events most relevant to you: 

View the programme


 

Mobile Payments – Future Trends

Improving public transport is an absolute priority and payment systems are central to this. While the respective transport authorities and system operators are engaged in bedding down the EMV payment system and working towards interoperability, on the other hand we need to prepare for the NextGen of future payment systems. The provisional date is 16 October 2019.

• If you are interested to present on this topic, please send an expression of interest with a short abstract –click here.   
• If you are interest in hosting or sponsoring this event, please click here.
 

 

ITS Europe Congress

If you are interested in the future of mobility, then the ITS European Congress is an unmissable opportunity to join important discussions, share your knowledge and learn about the latest technologies and policy developments in Europe.

• Click here for more information.
 

 

ITS World Congress

Themed “Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities”, the 26thIntelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Singapore promises an unparalleled technical programme and demonstration showcase as well as technical tours that encompass an extensive range of transport modes.

• Click here for more information.
 

 

Member News

Research project a purpose and calling says national competition winner

“Winning this competition is an affirmation that I didn’t make a mistake – it is a nice pat on the back,” says Thabani Mtsi, Matie civil engineering student who won the SAICE National IP Showdown held on 7 March this year. The competition, hosted by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, selects the best undergraduate project amongst final-year civil engineering students from the top six universities in South Africa. The topic of his winning final-year project was Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Model for the Stellenbosch Student Population.

 

 

Cape Town to install CCTV, IoT sensors at public transport interchanges

Investment in CCTV and IoT across Cape Town is hoped to increase safety and improve passenger experience through monitoring queue lengths and waiting times at taxi and bus ranks.