Connecting the Dots: Transport Data and Cyber Security

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” 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.

The workshop will be kindly hosted at the Gautrain Management Agency in Midrand on Thursday 10 May 2018, with easy access via the Gautrain. For using the Gautrain, please visit The GMA offices are diagonally across the street from the Gautrain Midrand Station. Click here for a map.

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i-Transport & UATP
Go Green – Go Smart Conference and Exhibition

i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition is co-hosted by ITS South Africa and the UATP and is supported by ITS Africa and MaaS AFRICA. This partnership released significant synergies and exceeded expectations. This flagship conference and exhibition will again take place as a co-operative project to assist the Public Transport, Intelligent Transport and related sectors in pursuing our shared strategic objectives on 18 – 20 June 2018.

This is the flagship event for Smart Mobility in South Africa and for Africa.

The preliminary programme with the speaker line-up has been released. On the pre-conference day (18 June) there will be a Master Class and a Site Visit. Following the Plenary Sessions on Day 1, there will be 3 focused sessions on “MaaS”, “Big Data” and “Sustainability” in the morning and 2 on“Making it Work” and “Moving People” in the afternoon.

Day 1 will also feature a Trade Day for visitors to the Exhibition.

Day 1 concludes with the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

We cordially invite industry colleagues to contact us as sponsors and exhibitors. Please click to to express your interest.

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ITS Awards – Final Call for Entries

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 second award was for projects that have been completed and became operational in the period April 2016 to March 2018.

The award will be made at the Gala Dinner of the International i-Transport Go Green-Go Smart Conference and Exhibition which is co-hosted by ITS South Africa, the UATP and ITS Africa in June 2018.

The deadline for submissions is on 6 April 2018.

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MoU between Connekt and ITSSA

During the recent Intertraffic event in Amsterdam, an Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Connekt (ITS Netherlands) and ITS South Africa. The agreements makes provision, inter alia, for mutual cooperation and the exchange of information.

Signing the MoU between Connekt (ITS Netherlands) and ITSSA at Intertraffic in Amsterdam are Tony Huggett (Vice President of ITSSA) , Nico Anten (CEO of Connekt) and Paul Vorster (CEO of ITSSA).

ITS Europe Congress in Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The Netherlands will be hosting a major European congress (with around 2,500 participants) in the field of Smart Mobility, organized by ERTICO-ITS Europe. This event, the European ITS Congress, will be held from June 3-6, 2019 in the Brainport region of Eindhoven-Helmond. The congress provides a platform for innovations and projects linked to smart mobility, such as self-driving cars, congestion prevention and logistics.

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ITSSA Trade Marks Registered

The various logos that ITS South Africa are using as part of its brand strategy are registered as trade marks in terms of Section 29(2) of the Trade Marks Act, 1993. This includes the logos of ITSSA, i-Transport and the ITS Centre of Excellence.

SARF-IRF Regional Conference for Africa

The conference on 9 – 11 October 2018 in Durban will bring together road officials from all tiers of government, academia and professionals in the private sector, to assist in determining the road needs and formulating a way forward for the financing, provisioning and maintenance of an efficient, safe and affordable road network to serve Africa's mobility needs.

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Member News
Gauteng public transport gets an app for people on the move

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has launched a mobile app for public transport which allows commuters in the province to get fast information on their journey.

The app‚ aptly named, Gauteng on the Move‚ will provide commuters with real-time public transit information‚ timetables and fares for public transport operators. These include Gautrain‚ Metrobus‚ A Re Yeng‚ Rea Vaya‚ Metrorail‚ Gautrain Bus Services‚ Johannesburg City Sightseeing Bus‚ Tshwane Bus Services, as well as minibus taxi services.

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TSA Traffic Signals & Accessories