Table of contents

    • SIG Mobility 4.0
    • Workshop on Mobility 4.0
    • Special Interest Group Road Safety
    • GeoTech 2019
    • ITS Post Graduate Training
    • Annual General Meeting
    • ITS Award for Outstanding Achievement
    • Transport Justice
    • Annual Programme
    • Deciphering the “Alphabet Soup” of Acronyms
    • Membership 2019 – 2020
    • Member News



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 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 task is to prepare for the Workshop on Mobility 4.0 scheduled on 16 October 2019 in Gauteng.

  • Please click here if you are interested to participate in the activities of SIG Mobility 4.0



Workshop on Mobility 4.0

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. This workshop as an initiative of the Special Interest Group on Mobility 4.0 as part of the journey of mobility in the Digital Age.

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

  •  If you are interest in hosting or sponsoring this event, please click here.



Specialist Interest Group Road Safety

The inaugural meeting of the Road Safety Special Interest Group (SIG) is scheduled for 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, a Special Interest Group (SIG) for Road Safety will be established.

  • Please click here if you are interested to participate in the activities of SIG Road Safety



SA GeoTech

SA GeoTech 2019 will explore geo-intelligence solutions across the entire design, construction and data value chain. It will focus on cutting-edge hardware and software technologies, information systems and solutions for planners, consultants, architects, quantity surveyors, engineers, surveyors, GIS practitioners, project managers and decision-makers from all sectors of the economy.



Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting reports back to members on the activities in the year under review. The AGM elects the Board of Directors to serve in the interests of members for the coming year. The AGM is scheduled for 27 August 2019 in Pretoria.

• Please diarise the date and watch the newsletter for details.

• Nomination for election as Board Members will be issued shortly.



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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Transport Justice Master Class

South-Africa boasts a high-quality transport system, but one that hardly serves the entire population in a fair way. The disparities in mobility and accessibility between population groups are large. How has the common practice of transport planning contributed to creating these disparities? And how can transport professionals contribute to a narrowing of the gaps? This one-day Master Class, moderated by Professor Mark Zuidgeest and presented by Professor Karel Martens, aims to stimulate participants to reflect on the current practice of transport planning and to explore the potential of a radically new alternative.

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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 by not later than 5 July for the updated version to be published.



Membership 2019 – 2020

The membership fees for 2019-2020 will be restricted to the inflation rate and if you pay the annual membership fee before end of August 2019, you can pay the invoice amount less 5%. Invoices will be sent out early in July.



Member News

Sanral launches cashless parking for e-toll users

Sanral announced that it has revamped its mobile app to improve user experience and introduce new features. As part of the new app, registered e-toll account users will now be able to experience cashless parking. “The new parking feature, which is an opt-in service on the app …

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