New Board Elected

At the AGM a new Board of Directors was elected. The President is Tommie Snyman (Huawei), Vice President is Tony Huggett (TMT). Board Members serving the second of a 2-year term are Bridget Ledwaba (Grinaker-LTA), Wilson Batista (JRA) and Kersen Naidoo (SANRAL). Newly elected members are Marius Barnard (Syntell), Bernard Oosthuizen City of Cape Town), Clancinah Baloyi (Intertoll) and Ivan Reutener (Royal Haskoning DHV).

Board Members that have stepped down are Wim Ferreira (Techso), Patrick Moodley (Siemens) and Glen Pillay (Traffic Signals Accessories).

A big “thank you” to the new and the past Board Members for their valuable service to the ITS Industry. A special word of thanks to Wim Ferreira (Techso) for his service as Past President.

AGM documents can be accessed on the website: http://www.itssa.org/itssa-board/itssa-agm/

Connecting the Dots – Transport Data and Cyber Security
Call for Presentations

The concept of “Smart Cities” revolves around the interconnection of different operators from domains of activity such as transport, energy, health and infrastructure, who all rely on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems to collect, retrieve, process, and exchange data in order to improve their services and the quality of life of citizens. Cyber-physical devices, communication networks and central servers optimise the transport service up to a certain degree of automation. With data becoming the “fuel” of transport planning and operations.

To date, the focus was more on interoperability and less so on safeguarding data. Given the escalating threats, Cyber Security has therefore become an area of vital interest for ITS professionals.

With a range of stake holders collecting data from multiple sources for diverse purposes a he “Data Lake” has developed with both historical and real- and semi-real data The emphasis has shifted from collecting the data to mining and using the massive trove of data to apply it to find new and better solutions to transport challenges.

This poses the challenge: How do we “connect the dots” and do so safely and securely?

ITS-Excellence

This workshop will explore the action steps towards a Virtual Transport Data Warehouse. We need find ways to move to a situation in the transport and data management area where the whole is more than the sum of the parts.

Delegates will earn a full CPDS point from this workshop.

The workshop will be hosted in Gauteng area on 14 February 2018. Please diarise the date.

  • If you believe you can contribute to this topic, you are cordially invited to submit an abstract (no more than half a page) to do a presentation.
  • If you are interested in sponsoring or hosting the event at your venue, please click here.
Book your Stand

The “Go Green – Go Smart” Conference and Exhibition – hosted by ITS South Africa, the UATP and ITS Africa ion 13 – 15 June 2018 – invites you to book exhibition space. This is the premier event for ITS and Public Transport. Be sure to benefit from the opportunities!

Non-Motorised Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

The Centre for Transport Studies at UCT and its collaborators in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi announce the launch of this book. This book will be a key text for practitioners and policy makers working in planning, transport policy and urban development in Africa, as well as students and scholars of African studies, development studies, urban geography, transport studies and sustainable development.

Member News
Smart solution for the bus market

ITS South Africa member ICT company Huawei says every year the economic losses caused by traffic congestion account for nearly 2% of the global GDP. Traffic congestion and vehicle accidents plague cities around the world. A lack of ‘smart’ transportation management methods and regular road maintenance is to blame for many of these problems.

The ITS solution for buses is the first in Huawei’s ITS portfolio to be launched in South Africa. Other solutions will cater to taxis, trains, BRT and other forms of public transport.

New Members

ITS South Africa is proud to welcome the new member below.

Aveng-Grinaker-LTA

ITS South Africa is proud to welcome Aveng-Grinaker-LTA as a new member. Aveng Grinaker-LTA is a multi-disciplinary construction and engineering group that delivers landmark projects. The company combines African roots - and a proud South African heritage going back 117 years - with an unwavering commitment to world-class safety and quality. Its expertise in building, civil engineering, roads, earthworks, concrete, ground engineering, mechanical and electrical is delivered through focused business units acting in synergy. They are represented by Bridget Ledwaba. Contact here at Bridget.Ledwaba@grinaker-lta.co.za and visit www.grinaker-lta.com/about-us/overview.

Syntell
Techso
TSA Traffic Signals & Accessories
SIEMENS
TMT