ITS in the Perfect Storm

With presenters from a cross-section of the ITS industry, a very informative workshop -- titled ITS in The Perfect Storm -- discussed the issue of minimizing costs and maximising the benefits delivered by ITS deployment. Click here to access the presentations.

Call for Papers and Invitation
for Sponsorship and Exhibitors

You are cordially invited to participate in the 9th biennial i-Transport & UATP Conference.

Co-hosted by ITS South Africa, UATP and ITS Africa the collaboration creates significant new synergies for smart mobility solutions and for opening exciting new doors to the African Continent.

The theme is The Future of Public Transport: Go Green – Go Smart.

Click here for the Call for Abstracts for Presentations and the Call for Research/Scientific Papers.

This is one of the transport events for which delegates will earn CPD points. Diarise, plan, schedule and budget to make use of this capacity building and networking and marketing opportunity.

We invite sponsors and exhibitors to join us at this flagship transport event.

Exhibition
For more detail about the exhibition, please click here: www.i-transportafrica.com/exhibition

Partnerships
For more detail about partnership packages, please click here: www.i-transportafrica.com/sponsorship-opportunities

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

Please visit www.i-transportafrica.com or contact info@i-transportafrica.com

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

Transport has become data-driven and it introduces multiple issues for which we have to develop answers — sooner rather than later. Issues range from a policy to an 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, what will the institutional arrangements be 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 applications on 29 September 2016 in Cape Town.

We cordially invite members and interested parties to:

  • Submit an abstract to present at the workshop;
  • Be the event sponsor.

For more information, please click here.

  



Proudly Sponsored by Syntell
Meeting with KZN Municipalities

ITS South Africa is hosting a meeting o introduce ITS to a number of municipalities in the KZN Province. It will be hosted at Msunduzi on 23 June 2016.

The meeting is hosted with the support of the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and the eThekwini Transport Authority.

Topics discussed with the municipalities include: Common ITS components and their main functions, Where to start with ITS, and how to progressively develop ITS to meet city needs? Key lessons learnt from other cities.

Although it is essentially a meeting with municipalities, ITSSA members interested to attend, can click here to register. Registrations will close at noon on Wednesday 15 June.

For more information click here.

  


Meeting proudly hosted by EDTEA.


Meeting proudly sponsored by TSA.

Member News

Plans for Golden Arrow Bus Services

Planned changes within Golden Arrow will include significant advances in the Information Technology (IT) environment where the company will invest heavily in IT systems to produce a higher level of management information. This will assist with identifying opportunities for further operational effciiencies as well as improved asset utilisation. My plans also include building on what is already in place with an enhanced focus on training to further improve driver performance and the prioritisation of road safety and customer care. We will continue to be vigilant in identifying opportunities to diversify our service offering into areas beyond government contracts., says Francois Meyer, CEO of Golden Arrow. Click here to read more.


Transport Budget Vote

The Honourable Mme Dipuo Peters MP, Minister of Transport presented her buget vote in Parliament. To read more, please click here


ITF Award for KPIT

KPIT Technologies has received the 'Promising Transport Innovation Award' at the International Transport Forum (ITF) 2016 Summit in Leipzig, Germany. It won the award for its 'Revolo' technology that enables clean urban mobility. The ITF Promising Transport Innovation Award recognises innovations that have the potential to significantly improve the quality, performance, user experience, accessibility, sustainability or inter-modality of the transport. It is instituted by ITF, an inter-governmental organization which acts as a think tank for transport policy with 57 member nations.

Revolo is a versatile system designed to work across different bus formats. The key components of the system are lithium ion batteries, electric motors, a power transmission unit and smart electronic control units. The smart electric buses have multiple features like intelligent transport systems, mobile phone app for journey planning and ticketing and wi-fi Infotainment. KPIT is currently working with multiple bus manufacturers and partners in India, South East Asia, Africa and South America to bring this technology to market.

Please click here to read more.


Bakwena Leopard Project welcomes three new cubs

As leopards are indigenous to the area along the N1/N4 concession route, and leopards are one of South Africa’s most vulnerable species, due to the high demand for their beautiful skins Bakwena has been working to promote conservation efforts to help ensure the survival of these creatures. Bakwena N1N4 Toll Concessionaire recently celebrated the birth of three leopard cubs to Brandy - one of the leopards under its protection through a leopard conservation project. For more information on this and other Bakwena initiatives, please visit www.bakwena.co.za.

New Members

Intertoll Africa

Intertoll Africa, part of Group Five, is involved with Travel andTraffic Management, Public Transport Management, Electronic Payment and Maintenance and Construction Management. They are represented by Ajit Maharaj. Contact him at ajitm@intertoll.co.za or visit www.intertoll.co.za.


Netronix

Netronix is involved with Travel and Traffic Management, Public Transport Management, Information Management and Maintenance and Construction Management. They are represented by Deena Naido. Contact him at deena@netronix.co.za.

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