Register now for the AGM

The AGM will take place on Wednesday 24 August 2016 as a breakfast session at the Siemens Head Office complex in Midrand.

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Attendance is free, but registration is essential.

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Nominations for the Board of Directors

Members are cordially invited to nominate candidates for election to the Board of Directors. The Board consists of nine members, and the CEO, with an ideal split of 5 representing the private sector and 4 representing the public sector. Half of the Board retires annually (to effect renewal) and half serves a second term (to ensure continuity).

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Keynote: Internet of Things and Smarter Mobility

The keynote speaker at the AGM is Tim Gammons from Arup in the UK. Tim is Director: Smarter Mobility and ITS for the Group and a frequent visitor to South Africa. The topic is International Drivers for ITS and Smart Mobility.

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Big Data and Smart Cities:
ITS as enabler for Smart Mobility

Data has become available in abundance - after years of bemoaning the lack of more and better transport data for planning and improving operations. The sheer pervasiveness of the data generated in our digital world has now created new solutions but also challenges on how to store, secure, mine and use the ubiquitous data we generate by the second!

It introduces multiple issues for which we have to develop answers - sooner rather than later.

Issues range from policy and institutional to the operational level: What are the policy vacuums, how will we deal with concerns about protecting privacy and cyber security, where and how will data be warehoused, how will institutions collaborate and how do we share access to data?

These are some of the questions that we need to explore, and urgently.

ITS South Africa is hosting a workshop and Big Data for Smart Cities/Smart Mobility on 29 September 2016 in Cape Town.

We cordially invite members and interested parties to participate. The deadline to register is Wednesday 21 September 2016.

Proudly Sponsored by Syntell
i-Transport Sponsors and Exhibitors

i-Transport 2017 will be co-hosted by ITS South Africa, the African Chapter of the International Public Transport Association (UATP) and ITS Africa on 14-16 February 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme "Future of Public Transport: Go Green – Go Smart" reflects the need to improve transport efficiencies, to reduce the carbon footprint of the transport sector and to encourage modal shifts.

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Remember that those that pitch up and participate determine the outcomes!

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Award for Outstanding Achievement

The ITS Industry in South Africa has grown exponentially over the past number of years and several notable and innovative projects have been implemented, raising the ITS Industry to a new level of benchmarking.

ITS South Africa has decided to introduce a bi-annual award be made titled "Outstanding Achievement in the ITS industry in South Africa". The first award will be for projects that have been completed and became operational in the period July 2014 to June 2016.

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Update your Business Opportunity Contact Details

In support of our members, ITS South Africa expanded our Members Directory to include an Industry Sector listing to complement the alphabetical listing. Please click here to access the Member Directory.

If you have responded to the earlier request to identify the Industry Sectors in which you are active, it will be reflected in the Member Directory. If you have not yet replied, please click here to update your information for inclusion.

Member News

Gibb sets sights on rest of Africa after
60 years of South African growth
South African multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Gibb, which marked its sixtieth anniversary in late June, is aiming to materially expands its African footprint in the coming years.

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Arup and InterDigital Collaborate to Make
Connected Smart Cities a Reality
InterDigital, Inc. (IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company announced that the company will work with global consulting engineers Arup in the development of IoT-based solutions for Intelligent Transport and Smarter Mobility. Through this collaboration, InterDigital and Arup will create new innovative solutions and business propositions that make connected smart cities a reality.

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TomTom launches TomTom City web traffic portal
TomTom City, a new traffic portal launched by TomTom, provides live traffic and travel information, including real time traffic status, delay hotspots and road event reporter, for consumers and traffic management experts.

TomTom City, which can be found at, is accessible from any internet enabled computer, tablet or smartphone and provides freely accessible content showing live traffic status and incidents and other driver-based information in cities.

The initial launch of 25 cities in 18 countries – including London, Auckland, Sydney, Dubai, San Francisco and Cape Town - will expand to include more cities and products.

KPIT joins Premier in visit to SA
ITS South Africa member KPIT was part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to South Africa. The mission has presented the opportunity for the two countries to enhance trade and investment relations. KPIT presented the electric public transport vehicles and their ITS conversions to the delegates.

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GOLDEN ARROW ticket system upgrade on the cards
Golden Arrow always strives to find the perfect balance between cost effectiveness and ease of use for our passengers. Our existing system has in the past met these needs sufficiently, but as we move forward, it has become evident that the entire system could benefit from an update. The tender for the company-wide roll-out of an Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) was awarded to internationally-acclaimed urban mobility solutions' provider Parkeon.

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Easy access to quality location information and insights
Exact location and related quality information thereof have become a prerequisite in corporate master data management. AfriGIS understands this and has been creating trusted base datasets for more than 15 years.

The AfriGIS core datasets are differentiated by the fact that they have a unique identifier that never changes. This enables customers to keep track of name changes, specific activities at the address and various other risk and KYC related attributes over a long period of time; giving rise to elegant spatiotemporal analyses in the Big Data world.

AfriGIS aggregates and maintains 18 base geographic datasets, with quarterly releases since 2001.

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Infrastructure firm secures new contract
Global infrastructure firm AECOM, announced last month that it has been selected as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for the electric utility company Alliant Energy’s Riverside Energy Center expansion project.

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Transport innovation
Have you ever missed an important meeting or even a flight because of traffic? If you had only known to leave sooner and given yourself more time, right? We are introducing a new transport innovation to improve we way we move - GoMetro TV.

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