The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is ramping up the challenges. This is true for all sectors of society and the transport/mobility sector is experiencing this 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 solutions the ITS Industry has to plan, design, implement, operate and maintain are undergoing rapid and non-stop change. Relying on “what worked before” is a sure recipe for failure and knowledge-sharing and continuous learning are essentials.
As industry body representing ITS and transport practitioners the Intelligent Transport Society South Africa is a vital partner to companies and public sector organisations delivering transport and mobility solutions.
The Intelligent Transport Society South Africa (ITSSA) is a Non-Profit Company with members from the public and the private sector. It is aimed at all facets of business, the academic community and government which have a stake in the application of technology to transportation. These are typically corporations involved in the provision of transportation infrastructure, products and/or services. Research institutions and tertiary education institutions can contribute their insights and innovations in the field of transportation as members of the ITS South Africa.
Members are representative of the entire transport industry in Southern Africa. Membership also includes government transportation agencies at all levels (national, provincial, metropolitan and local) with the responsibility for the deployment, oversight and management of transportation infrastructure.
As a membership-based organisation, ITS South Africa is mandated to serve the interests of its members and a secondary mandate to strengthen the South African ITS industry. The website is one of the tools in delivering on its mandate.
Access to web-based information is two-fold. Privileged and competitive information, including tenders and business opportunities, is provided to paid-up members based on a user name and password while other information is open access.