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.

Please click here to register as a conference delegate.

ITS Award to Recognise Outstanding Achievement

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.

Click here to read more https://www.itssa.org/its-awards/

Please download the submission form

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.

This workshop is planned for mid-April. Please watch the newsletter for details.

If you are interested to sponsor the workshop or do to a presentations, please click here.

Member News


In 2012 Vix Technology acquired a 30% stake in Questek’s transit company. Vix has now concluded negotiations with Questek Holdings to acquire the remaining 70% shareholding in Vix-Questek, transferring full ownership to Vix Technology.

This agreement is effective immediately.

With 17 offices across the globe (Australia, Europe, Asia and North America), Vix Technology is proud and excited to be represented in Johannesburg, South Africa as well. Our acquisition of Vix-Questek demonstrates our confidence and commitment to transport and transit solutions on the African continent.

Vix South Africa will operate as a regional business unit, led by Tjaart Kruger as CEO, with increased resources and capabilities from Vix Technology to bolster the services, products and support provided. Please visit http://vixtechnology.com

Vix Technology Wins Best Smart Ticketing Programme Award at TT Global 2018

Vix was nominated for our collaboration with Stagecoach Group, particularly the 2017 deployment of cEMV across the Stagecoach bus fleet.

This award category recognises a transport operator or local authority that has launched a successful smart ticketing programme in the last 12 months - be that smart card, mobile or contactless - and takes into account the service's user-adoption, duration and sustainability.

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Integrated Delivery Model

The integrated delivery model is the best means of realising complex, multidisciplinary projects in Africa timeously, says AECOM Civil infrastructure MD Darrin Green. This is primarily because the market in Africa is less mature and project developers frequently have to deal with challenges when looking for financing.

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TomTom On-Street Parking Service Now Available in 100 European Cities

On-Street Parking service, a game-changer for drivers on the hunt for that hard-to-find parking spot, has expanded availability to 100 cities in Europe, marking a major milestone for the offering. The service provides drivers with the probability of finding a parking space on the street, as well as the average search-time.

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There is no allegation of corruption against MyCiTi

It distresses me that the MyCiTi project is subjected to often flippant, ill-informed and often woefully inaccurate reporting that portrays the project as riddled with corruption. This is simply not true, says MMC for Transport and Urban Development, Brett Herron.

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SARF/IRF/PIARC Regional Conference

The Chairman of the 2018 Organising Committee, Neil Tolmie, invites you to attend the SARF/IRF/PIARC Regional Conference in Durban. The theme of the conference is: Roads to Social and Economic Growth.

The South African Road Federation (SARF) in association with the International Road Federation, headquartered in Washington DC (IRF) and the PIARC (World Roads Association), is hosting the Regional Conference for Africa at the Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa, from 9 to 11 October 2018.

Click here to read more: http://www.sarf-irf2018.co.za

Intertraffic Amsterdam

The traffic industry is undergoing major changes and developments are on a fast track. Experience the latest solutions for today's and tomorrow’s challenges with all the experts in the field. Discover the latest trends in infrastructure, traffic management, smart mobility, safety and parking!

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25th World Congress on ITS Copenhagen

The 25th World Congress on ITS in Copenhagen provides the ideal opportunity for all stakeholders to come together, discuss and make the necessary contacts to move initiatives forward and to develop their business by exhibiting and demonstrating state of the art ITS solutions. The Congresses also showcase the latest ITS achievements from the city and region hosting the Congress, and can help increase awareness of ITS in the Host region itself.

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26th World Congress on ITS Singapore

The 2019 Congress theme of “Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities” reflects Singapore’s commitment to create the most liveable smart city in support of a higher quality of life and an ever-connected community. With a comprehensive format of plenary and interactive sessions, as well as a dynamic exhibition with technical demonstrations and tours, the World Congress 2019 will be an opportunity for our sponsors and partners to network, discuss and share ground-breaking transport technology, and forge mutually beneficial partnerships to further unleash the power of ITS.

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