ITSSA Newsletter 21 January 2020

Table of contents

• Mechanisms and implications of Aarto – SIG Road Safety meeting

• Smart Mobility Conference and Exhibition

• Annual Programme 2020

• Using Drones to improve Transport Planning and Operations: Call for presentations

• ITS Award for outstanding achievement

• Obituary: Mark Danzo of Kimley-Horn

• Trends shaping future of mobility – WEF

• Member News

 

Mechanisms and implications of Aarto – SIG Road Safety meeting

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill into law. Aarto will begin being implementation once the law has been gazetted with a commencement date. It will result in the setting up of a demerit system for drivers, who lose points for traffic offences, which may result in the loss of a driving license. But laudable objectives may be tripped-up with the devil in the detail.  Adv Niel Louwrens will give us an informed insight into the mechanisms and implications of AARTO. There are pitfalls, but there are positive facets too! The SIG Road Safety will also discuss the way forward with priorities identified in the previous SIG meeting.

• Date: The meeting is from 11:00 – 13:00 on Tuesday 11 February 2020

• Venue: Cape Town with venue details confirmed after registration.

• Cost: Attendance is free but registration is essential

• Register: Click here to register

 

 

Smart Mobility AFRICA Conference and Exhibition

The Smart Mobility Africa Conference and Exhibition will be hosted from 5 – 8 October 2020 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.  

Following the joint initiatives of 2017 and 2018, the Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa (ITSSA) and the Africa Chapter of the International Public Transport Association (UATP) will again a co-host this conference as a to assist the Public Transport, Intelligent Transport and related industry sectors in pursuing our shared strategic objectives. Raising the cooperation to a higher level, this event has been structured as the Smart Mobility Africa Conference and Exhibition, incorporating Gautrain as platinum mobility partner and hosts of the Youth Leadership Summit on the opening day of the conference, Tuesday 6 October 2020.

The conference will focus collective energies on implementing and managing integrated and sustainable mobility solutions in the context of the African Continent with the 4th Industrial Revolution which brings break-through opportunities to the fore.  Africa offers a hitherto untapped market for Public Transport and Smart Mobility solutions and many global experiences can be adapted to the Continent’s unique challenges.

To participate in this exciting event, a number of sponsorship packages are available or be part of the exhibition or master classes.  The attached prospectus offers all the opportunities and we look forward to receiving your booking.  Note that stands will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.

• The call for presentations will be issued shortly.

• To express your interest as an exhibitor or as an exhibitor, please click here.

 


 

Annual Programme 2020

ITSSA will host a number of exciting events during the year. Please have a look at the Annual Programme and diarise that of most relevance to you. Kindly share with colleagues in your organisation as part of a broader knowledge-sharing in the ITS industry.

Click here to download the 2020 ITSSA Annual Programme.

 

 

Using Drones to improve Transport Planning and Operations: Call for presentations

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are often described as one of the most dynamic and multi-dimensional emerging technologies and offer a magnitude of applications in the transport arena. This range from traffic surveillance applications to traffic network analysis for overall improvement of traffic flow and safety conditions. The use of camera-equipped drones means that road authorities can view progress  on work sites in 3D quality across a much larger area. This new approach reduces the amount of lane closures that teams carrying out upgrade work usually require, in turn reducing disruption to motorists. But, to deliver optimal results, it requires detailed planning, meticulous implementation and compliance with Civil Aviation rules and regulations and safety requirements.

• You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to present in this workshop. Click here.

• The workshop is scheduled for 26 May 2020 in the Gauteng-region. Please diarise.

 

 

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 – 8 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.

 

 

Obituary: Mark Danzo of Kimley-Horn

ITSSA is sad to announce the passing of Mark Dunzo and sends our condolences to the colleagues at Kimley-Horn (KHA) and his family. Mark was intimately involved, inter alia, with the SANRAL Freeway Management project.  He will be sadly missed by all who worked with him.

Click here for Mark’s obituary.

 

 

Three trends shaping the future on mobility – WEF

“Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous” – and this is true of mobility.  The World Economic Forum (WEF) has been a leading think-tank on  the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and has recently released this brief discussion piece on “Three trends shaping the future of mobility”.

Click here to read.

 

 

Member News

N3TC uses data to improve road safety

N3TC monitors traffic patterns, all incidents and crashes along the N3 Toll Route on an on-going basis. Once collated, analysed and interpreted, this data gives concrete evidence to traffic patterns, contributory factors to crashes and any other road safety shortfalls.

Click here to read more.