Members Meeting on National ITS Architecture and Standards

A national ITS Architecture will provide a definitive and consistent framework to guide the planning and deployment of ITS. It will facilitate the ability of authorities to operate collaboratively and to harness the benefits of a regional approach to transportation challenges.

Working towards this is a network of standards-generating bodies such as the ISO Technical Committee 204 on ITS standards. South Africa participates in the standards process via the SABS/TC204 committee.

The Scope of the ISO/TC204 is the standardisation of information, communication and control systems in the field of urban and rural surface transportation, including intermodal and multimodal aspects thereof, traveller information, traffic management, public transport, commercial transport, emergency services and commercial services in the Intelligent Transport Systems field.

You are cordially invited to a Members Meeting to discuss the needs and process of getting the most from the standards process.

Date: Thursday 5 February 2015
Time: 09:00 – 11:30
Venue: Pretoria, details to be confirmed with delegates.
Cost: No cost, but registration is essential

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Be Moved - Smart Cities/Smart Mobility
i-Transport 26-27 May 2015

Please diarise 26-17 May 2015 for the biennial International i-Transport Conference and Exhibition. This is ITS South Africa’s premier event for benchmarking, sharing information, building new capacity, energizing colleagues and networking with industry stakeholders and, as the saying goes "the business of business is business." i-Transport will be hosted at Gallagher, Midrand and the umbrella theme for 2015 is "Be Moved."

As part of the strategic thrust to raise the bar and put ITS on an acceleration trajectory, the
i-Transport programme will be pro-active and streamlined to encourage participation and discussion.

Day one will be a plenary with the focus on issues of policy and strategy. Building on the plenary, day two will have two parallel sessions linking the theme “Be Moved” to the clarion call for ITS to “leverage smart cities/smart mobility”. Session one will be titled “Connected Traveller” and Session two will be titled “Connected Operations”.

Members and ITS friends are invited to submit abstracts for presentations via the online facility using this link: www.itssa.org/i-transport2015/conference/call-for-presentations

The deadline for abstracts is Friday 30 January 2015.

  • You are also cordially invited to be a sponsor at this premier ITS event. Please click here for more information.
  • To make use of the marketing opportunities and exhibit, please click here for more information.

BRT Standard

The BRT Standard is an evaluation tool for world-class bus rapid transit (BRT) based on international best practices. It is also the centerpiece of a global effort by leaders in bus rapid transit design to establish a common definition of BRT and ensure that BRT systems more uniformly deliver world-class passenger experiences, significant economic benefits, and positive environmental impacts.

Click here to download the evaluation tool.

ITS World Congress 2015: Call for Papers

Submission of draft technical, commercial and full scientific papers and Special Interest Session proposals is still open. The final deadline is 19 January 2015.

UITP

The biennial UITP World Congress and Exhibition offers participants a unique opportunity to discover the very latest public transport market developments and learn from industry leaders. The event is hosted on 8 – 10 June 2015 in Milan.

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