Award for Outstanding Achievement in the ITS Industry In South Africa

The Intelligent Transport Society South Africa (ITSSA) introduced a single biennial award titled Award for Outstanding Achievement in the ITS Industry In South Africa completed in the preceding 2-year period.

This first award was made at the i-Transport & UATP “Go Green – Go Smart” Conference on The Future of Public Transport.

The entries were:

  • MyCiTy Fare Collection project
  • TMT for their R&D and development of a state-of-art multi-purpose camera
  • SANRAL for the Incident/Freewat Management project
All three entries were regarded as exceptional and worthy of recognition.

The first biennial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the ITS Industry in South Africa is awarded to the SANRAL Incident-Freeway Management Project with Kimley-Horn and Techso as the professional team and TETI as the contractor.

Entries were judged by a panel consisting of three judges not involved with any of the entries. The panel consisted of two Past Presidents, Mike van Tonder of Aurecon, and Darryll Thomas of JRA and Ivan Reutner, a Past Board member. The CEO of ITS South Africa was a non-voting member of the panel.

i-Transport & UATP “Go Green – Go Smart” Conference

The Conference – co-hosted by ITSSA, UATP and ITS Africa -- was hugely successful and managed to deliver on the synergies offered by the focus areas of ITS, Public Transport and Africa as a next frontier for innovations transport development.

With more delegates, more presenters, more and several new exhibitors and sponsors, the value-proposition for all participants exceeded expectations.

A more detailed report will circulate soon, with links to the presentations and photographs of the event will follow soon. Qualifying delegates will also soon receive their CPD certificates.

Have a look at some video footage of the Conference and Exhibition: www.facebook.com/sanralza

ITS Africa Inaugural Meeting

The Inaugural General Assembly of ITS Africa was held to coincide with the i-Transport & UATP “Go Green – Go Smart” Conference in Sandton. The three Founding Members, ITS Ethiopia, ITS Nigeria and ITS South Africa was represented, together with a group of interested stakeholders from various other countries. The meeting resolved that the Founder Members should proceed with formalising an Interim Board, encourage the establishment of more national ITS Associations and develop an operation plan for its activities.

Call for Articles

Members are invited to submit an article in the area "Intelligent or Smart Transportation Systems" or any other included in the Symposium on Enabling an Intelligent Planet via Informatics and Cybernetics: IPIC 2017, being organized in the context of the 21st World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2017), to be held on July 8 - 11, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

The respective web sites of the above events and the others being jointly organized can be found at the general CFP posted at: www.2017iiisconf.org/cfp-summer2017

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