ITSSA Newsletter 26 July 2019

Table of contents

•  AGM Keynote Speaker
•  Register for AGM
•  Call for nominations
•  ITS Post Graduate Course Stellenbosch University
•  Transport Justice Course
•  Special Interest Group Mobility 4.0
•  Workshop on Mobility 4.0
•  Special Interest Group on Road Safety
•  Member News
 

AGM Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker is Ricky Croock, CEO of VumaCam. His topic is The evolution of a smart city using CCTV surveillance.

After Vumatel pioneered last-mile fibre into residential areas, VumaCam became South Africa’s first and only video management-as-a-service provider, deploying hi-tech cameras strategically across entire suburbs on a solid fibre network to ensure a consistent, reliable and quality feed. VumaCam’s sophisticated system architecture enables intelligent video analytics; from licence plate recognition to the real-time detection of abnormal activities, this centralised video management solution rests on its secure Tier-3 datacentre. Click here to read more about VumaCam (https://www.vumacam.co.za).


Register for the AGM

Members of the Intelligent Transport Society South Africa are cordially invited to the 2019 AGM. It will take place on Tuesday 27 August 2019 and will hosted by Aurecon at its offices in Lynwood Bridge.

Attendance is free, but registration is essential.

• Click here to register


Call for Nominations

At the AGM members have the opportunity to elect new Board Members. Board Members represent the public and the private sector, serving a 2-year term, with part of the Board elected one year and the other part the following year to effect renewal AND continuity.

Click here to download the Nomination Form, which has to be submitted by EoB on Wednesday 21 August.


ITS Post Graduate Course Stellenbosch University

To provide students with a working knowledge of ITS in general (including technology and communication options). Sustainable ITS implementation will be approached from a Systems Engineering perspective, with more detailed knowledge obtained in certain application areas (including freeway management systems and public transport applications. Several design tutorials and operational scenario development will supplement the practical learning experience of attended.

The course content includes

• ITS Fundamentals

• Systems Engineering for ITS

• Technology and Communication

• Freeway Management, Public Transport and Arterial Management Systems

• Connected Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicle and Smart City and other technology applications

• Big Data, and

• Tutorials.

The course is presented as part of the post-graduate course in Transportation Engineering at Stellenbosch University, and is supported by ITS South Africa. It takes place on 12 – 16 August 2019

Download the brochure and link to register


 

Transport Jutice

SARF has reduced the course costs for the Transport Justice Masterclass we are saying “Everyone loves a Sale”

Come and listen to two international Transport Justice experts discuss this very important subject at a much-reduced price per delegate.

Government officials and SANRAL Engineers qualify for an additional discount

Download the brochure

 

 

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

 

 

Member News

SANRAL ER (Pietermaritzburg) has a vacant position for Project Manager: Transportation

Download from here