News and Events

July 21, 2020 – Accelerator Centre announces graduation of Brisk Synergies from The Accelerator Program®

The Accelerator Centre (AC) today announced its newest graduate of The Accelerator Program®, Brisk Synergies (now Transoft Solutions).  The Accelerator Program is dedicated to building and scaling sustainable, globally competitive companies and giving startups the highest probability of long-term success through its curriculum-based programming and continuous one-to-one mentorship from proven industry experts.

We are so thankful to the amazing group of mentors and staff at the Accelerator Centre who have helped Brisk Synergies grow over the last 2+ years.

Read the entire Accelerator Centre’s press release here .

July 16, 2020 – Transoft Solutions Making News with the Recent Vision Zero Partnership

The premier study involving the partnership of Transoft Solutions, the City of Bellevue, Washington and the Together for Safer Roads group is making the rounds on various media outlets.  The innovative project supporting Vision Zero initiatives,  analyzed over 5,000 hours of citywide traffic camera video footage. The study lead to some very eye-opening  findings that could have considerable implications on the way a city can prevent major traffic accidents before they happen.

See what others are saying about this important study. Read GeekWire’s article here and Streetsblog’s report here.

July 13, 2020 – Ground-breaking Study Demonstrates Traffic-cam Monitoring is Effective Way to improve Road Safety

Transoft Solutions, City of Bellevue, Together for Safer Roads collaborate on Vision Zero project

Transoft Solutions Inc., developers of transportation engineering software and road safety analytic technology, the City of Bellevue, Washington and the Together for Safer Roads coalition have partnered on a first-of-its kind, citywide analysis of traffic camera video with the goal of improving safety for all road users. The results of this project have been published in three technical reports, plus an executive summary, that are now available to the public.

Read the full press release here:

April 27, 2020 – Urban Mobility and Safety in a COVID-19 World: Adapting to the New Normal

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, streets, transportation systems, and public spaces will need to adapt to the new reality both during the pandemic and in the recovery stages.  Transoft Solutions is here to help city planners and engineers better manage the upcoming months and the year ahead, by providing data about the new state of your streets and public spaces, helping you adapt accordingly. Find out more here.

April 1, 2020-Brisk Synergies Changes Name to Transoft Solutions (ITS) Inc.

We are pleased to announce that we are changing our company name from Brisk Synergies to Transoft Solutions (ITS) Inc., effective immediately. The name change is a result of Transoft Solutions’ acquisition of Brisk Synergies which took place in January 2020. This new direction reflects both the evolution of the company as well as its vision for the future ─ to provide clients with intelligent transportation solutions for safe and sustainable transportation networks.

Now, as a combined company, we back our dedication to client success with an even stronger set of credentials – seasoned leadership, deep transportation expertise, innovative vision analytic technology and intelligent transportation software.

Over the course of nearly three decades, Transoft Solutions has developed a variety of innovative software products for the transportation engineering community. We thrive on making a difference for our clients by focusing our energy and passion on delivering the insights and outcomes that matter most to transportation professionals.

We will continue to provide excellent service to our customers, vendors, and partners with our new business identity. You will start seeing Transoft Solutions (ITS) Inc. new brand introduced in marketing collateral, website, and on all business correspondence.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your continued support.  If you have any questions, please contact us at

February 11, 2020-Brisk Synergies is live to air on Tech Spotlight

570 News produces a live to air weekly interview segment on technology news in the Waterloo Region. Listen to last week’s segment with Brisk Synergies’ Channel Partner Manger, Terezinha Hignett. Host, Brian Bourke and Terezinha discuss the importance of new ways to improve pedestrian safety and the benefits of studying near-misses vs. waiting for historical collision data.

January 13, 2020-Brisk Synergies acquired by Canadian-based Transoft Solutions

Transoft Solutions Inc., (“Transoft”) a global leader in transportation engineering design and analysis software, today announced its acquisition of Brisk Synergies (“Brisk”) the leader in automated road safety analysis headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario.

September 28, 2019-Bellevue pioneering road safety analysis project

Brisk Synergies is working with the City of Bellevue to help Bellevu achieve Vision Zero’s goal by 2030.  Using artificial intelligence (AI), Brisk Synergies will analyze roadway activity in 40 locations and will be processing as many as 34,000 hours of footage representing 21 terabytes of data.

Project of this type used to be very expensive, results tine-consuming and labor-intensive, with Brisk Synergies technology, near-miss analyses speed up the process of date-collection.

August, 2019- cONnected with Brisk Synergies presented by AVIN

Charles Chung sits down with Raed Kadri, Director, Automotive Technology and Mobility Innovation at Ontario Centres of Excellence, to talk about using computer vision and AI help cities better understand traffic flow and predict future collision rates.

June 6th, 2019- Dr. Luis Miranda-Moreo presents at the MOVIN’ON Summit 2019 in Montreal:

When #RoadSafety Reigns Supreme: New Technologies, Strategies & Tools for a Proactive & Preventive Approach. A discussion on how new mobility solutions can assist cities in approving road safety for all types of road users in differing urban environments. Presented with International Road Federation (IRF).

Click here for the full article.

May 8th, 2019- Brisk Synergies Receives Major Grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Brisk Synergies has received a green technologies grant from SDTC for further enhancement to our safety analytics platform to assist city planners to improve traffic flow and reduce traffic congestion which leads to a reduction in emissions and also to increase sustainable mobility adoption with safer roads for pedestrians and cyclists.

Click here for the full article.

May 1, 2019 – Brisk Synergies to Present at the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP)

We are excited to be participating at the upcoming 2019 Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) in Calgary. Dr. Paul St. Aubin, Head of Products, will deliver two presentations on;

Midtown Atlanta Case Study- New Data Collection Techniques in Automated Pedestrian Safety Analysis on May 28th (Session 5A: 2 pm – 3: 40 pm).

Automated Proactive Road Safety Analysis – Towards Vision Zero in Toronto on May 29th (Session 6A: 9 am – 10:40 am).

Visit the conference program for more details on the session.

April 6th, 2019 – Brisk Synergies Head of Research, Dr. Sohail Zangenehpour Presents at the CITE/TAC Luncheon, 2019.

Dr. Sohail Zangenehpour presented at the CITE/TAC luncheon in Ottawa about how turnkey based solutions for automated road safety can assess road user behaviour to detect collision risks between pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles before they occur.

Specifically, Dr. Zangenehpour discussed newer data analysis technologies that are evolving which blend computer vision and surrogate safety analyses to perform cross-sectional or before-after studies on temporary traffic cameras and continuous real-time video conflict analysis on permanent traffic cameras. The presentation provided participants with an overview of the challenges faced by cities and engineering firms when using traditional collision studies to evaluate the safety of road users.

March 10, 2019 – Brisk Synergies selected by United Nations Global Impact to be among the most innovative urban solutions.

Brisk Synergies was identified by The Global Opportunity Explorer, United Nations Global Compact, and Sustainia as the most innovative solution for the complexities of urban road safety. Brisk Synergies was selected because of BriskLUMINA that address two of the UN’s goals: Good Health and Well-being as well as Sustainable Cities and Communities. Read more here.

January 10, 2019 – City of Bellevue deployment for network-wide traffic safety monitoring

Brisk Synergies has engaged in a joint project with the City of Bellevue, WA to deploy traffic safety solutions BriskVANTAGE  and BriskLUMINA to automatically and continuously process traffic and road safety conditions at a set of intersections of the City of Bellevue to support their Vision Zero goals. The implementation and deployment of the road-network screening platform will assist in prioritizing and identifying the most dangerous intersections based on video-based surrogate indicators and crash-data-based Bayesian methods.

November 15, 2018 – Brisk Synergies and Aecom webinar on Midtown Atlanta Before and After study at pedestrian all–walk phase

Join Aecom and Brisk Synergies to learn how the project team implemented the on-demand automated video-based solution to quickly and effectively analyze results and safety performance improvement in near collisions between vehicles and pedestrians with the new pedestrian scramble at the intersection of the Spring Street and 5th Street in midtown Atlanta. Watch the on-demand webinar now.

October 5, 2018 – Brisk Synergies to explore innovation with INFINITI LAB in Hong Kong.

Brisk Synergies was one of 8 global technology companies who made it through a rigorous selection process of 120 applicants to participate in INFINITI LAB in Hong Kong. Through this lab, Brisk Synergies is innovating with Infiniti to make the roads and vehicles safer for everyone. More details.

September 13, 2018 – Brisk Synergies joins TSR’s Global Entrepreneur Program to accelerate road safety innovation

The program will connect Brisk Synergies with road safety experts to advance innovative solutions that might reduce road crashes and fatalities. Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is an innovative coalition that brings together global private sector companies, across industries, to collaborate on improving road safety and reducing deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes globally.

July 11, 2018 – Brisk Synergies to be fast-tracked for INFINITI Lab’s 12-week program in Hong Kong

Brisk Synergies to be fast-tracked for INFINITI Lab‘s 12-week program designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the automotive sector. The program will be held at Infiniti’s global headquarters in Hong Kong this September. 

June 1, 2018 – Brisk Synergies attends and presents paper at the ITS America Annual Conference in Detroit

Charles Chung, CEO of Brisk Synergies, presented a research paper titled “Practice-Ready Cloud-Based Platform Solution for Automated Surrogate Safety Diagnosis and before-after Studies: FOUR Case Studies” at the ITS America Annual Conference in Detroit on June 5th.

May 25, 2018 – Brisk Synergies participates in an innovation panel at the International Transport Forum

Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Brisk Synergies Dr. Luis Miranda-Moreno discussed predicative vs. traditional (reactive) road safety approaches during the Transportation Innovation Talks panel session focused on innovation and transportation technological advances at the ITF Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany on May 24. The summit is the world’s largest gathering of transport ministers and global transport policy makers representing more than 80 countries. Click here to review his presentation.

April 23, 2018 – Brisk Synergies participates in the Transformative Technology Zone at OCE Discovery

Brisk Synergies is excited to exhibit and demo their intelligent near-miss safety analytics platform as part of the Transformative Technology Zone at OCE Discovery in Toronto on April 30 – May 1.  The OCE Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) partners with industry technology leaders such as Brisk Synergies to position Ontario as a North American leader in transformative automotive technologies, as well as transportation and infrastructure systems.

March 22, 2018 – Brisk Synergies to Present on “Understanding Collisions before Collisions Happen” at Smart Cities Connect Innovation Showcase

Brisk Synergies CEO Charles Chung presented how our technology  uses Computer Video and AI to process traffic video to detect instances of near misses between vehicles, cyclist and pedestrians that are happening on the roads every day and how this information can help cities monitor and measure road safety.

March 2, 2018 – Brisk Synergies participates in Panel Presentation on “Vision Zero: Driving with Data” at Vision Zero Advocate Conference in Toronto

The panel of leading experts dove into the elements of safety data collection, intervention prioritization and evaluation. These elements are important to developing an effective Vision Zero program that is rooted in strong and reliable data. Panel members included the City of Toronto, York University, Toronto Public Health and Brisk Synergies.

January 30, 2018 – Brisk Synergies Webinar on Proactive Near Misses Analysis

This presentation highlights how automated video-based safety analysis can proactively prevent road injuries and help cities reach their Vision Zero goals faster. Register here for on-demand viewing of the webinar.

January 23, 2018 – Brisk Synergies Teams up with Team Citi.moov to win the Miami-based Fastrack Institute transportation mobility competition

The Fastrack Institute unveils the potential answer to Miami traffic woes: Team Citi.moov as the winner of the mobility fastrack.  The technology-based solution would incentivize residents to share rides, bike or use public transit in place of driving alone. The Citi.moov team has partnered with Brisk Synergies. The computer program uses traffic cameras to compile information about which intersections have the greatest number of collisions and can monitor close collisions to identify dangerous or accident-prone locations. Read the Miami Today article for more details.

January 12, 2018 – Brisk Synergies Presentation on “Smarter Analysis for Safer Roads ” at World Bank Headquarter in DC

Alyssa Fischer, Program and Policy Manager at Brisk Synergies presented at the 2018 Transforming Transportation Conference hosted by World Bank Transport and the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. View the presentation here.

Dec 7, 2017 – govCIO Outlook recognizes Brisk Synergies as a top 10 Intelligent Transportation Solution Provider for 2017

govCIO Outlook released it’s annual listing of 10 companies that are at the forefront of providing intelligent transportation solutions for the government sector and impacting the marketplace.  Read the article on how Brisk Synergies is effectively analyzing near-miss incidences to support safety engineers in the department of transportation with predictive trends that provide insights on how to intervene and reduce collisions.

November 20, 2017 – Ontario Good Roads Association, Fall Issue: Surrogate Safety Analysis Techniques can Prevent Road Death and Injury

There is an unfortunate pattern in the road safety sector; cities often wait years to collect enough “proof” that an intersection or stretch of road is dangerous or high-risk before making an intervention to improve the safety of the corridor. [Read more].

September, 2017 –  (Publication) Stopping Tragedy in its Tracks: How Innovative Surrogate Safety Analysis Techniques can Prevent Road Death and Injury

Around the world, communities are all grappling with the same public health challenge: traffic safety. Every year, nearly 1.3 million people die and between 20 million and 50 million more are injured on roads. In 2015, it was the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 5 and 59 after ischemic heart disease, beating out all types of cancer, diarrheal diseases, and HIV/AIDS. It’s a serious problem that has been long overlooked, despite its wide-reaching severity. [Read more]

September, 2017 –  Brisk Synergies is proud to participate in The Transurban Smart Highways Challenge

1776 and Transurban launched the Smart Highways Challenge & Innovation Lab to identify solutions to improve the roads and networks Transurban manages. Six startups with new technologies and business models were selected to participate in the Lab’s three-month incubation program, working hand-in-hand with Transurban to improve their products and take their startups to the next level. [Read more]

July, 2017 – Brisk Synergies pitches at Founder Fuel Demo Day 2017

Brisk Synergies was selected to be part of Founder Fuel 2017 cohort, an accelerator program backed and funded by Real Ventures. After 3 intense month of work, the company CEO pitches at the high energy event of Demo Day. [Read more]

January, 2017 – City of Montreal to use BriskVANTAGE platform

Brisk Synergies is very proud to announce that the company has entered into an agreement with the City of Montreal for the city to become the first municipality to deploy the recently announced BriskVANTAGE platform for continuous analysis of specific traffic flow and vehicle, pedestrian and bicyclist safety at particular intersections of interest to the city.

Brisk Synergies’ engineers will work closely with the city’s Urban Mobility Management Centre to determine the specific “scenarios” that will be monitored with the platform.  Utilizing the city’s existing traffic camera infrastructure, the team will choose an initial handful of scenarios to monitor and create the initial set of configuration and definition files necessary to instruct the platform’s analysis of the continuous video streams.  Initially the project will execute the analysis on a nightly basis providing the city’s mobility management centre with a dashboard of summary data, heatmaps & video snippets for the previous day’s activity against the defined scenarios, allowing the traffic management centre to track the activity over time and see trends and patterns in the activity and make more informed decisions to improve traffic flow and safety with measurable results.
Montreal Camera NetworkThe BriskVANTAGE Continuous Monitoring Platform can analyze and aggregate data for a number of different scenarios from a given video recording, including traffic counting, speed monitoring, red-light violations, right-of-way violations, near-collision detections, jaywalking patterns, potentially dangerous vehicle / pedestrian or vehicle / bicycle interactions.  See for more details.

December, 2016 – Using smart data to help drive bicycle policies

Using Brisk Synergies’ deep data analytic platform, cities like Nantes France gain deep insight into how their bicycle networks are utilized. [Read more]

September, 2016 – Toronto Big Data Innovation Unit uses Big Data from Toronto Analytics Platform

Partnering with the Cycling Unit of Transportation Services, the Big Data Innovation Unit released a report evaluating cycling travel patterns based on data collected from Toronto Cycling Application. [Read more]

July, 2016 – As part of our European market initiative, Brisk Synergies visited the Automotive Campus in Helmond, Netherlands.

Discover why Charles Chung, CEO Brisk Synergies, spent part of his summer exploring opportunities here in Brainport Eindhoven by participating in the ‘soft landing ‘ programme offered by the Automotive Campus in Helmond, one of the centres of excellence in this high tech region. [Read more]

June, 2016 – Brisk Synergies provides expert insights and shares experiences in Big Transportation Data for North American cities

Brisk Synergies was invited to attend the conference “Big Transportation Data for Big Cities” on June 12-15, 2016 at the University of Toronto. This was organized by the UofT Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI) and the City of Toronto. The conference brought together transportation officials, technical staff, academics, and industry leaders to discuss all aspects of the world of big data and transportation. [Read more]

November, 2015 – From Toronto to Glasgow, cities have been partnering with tech businesses to harness cyclist data to inform and improve cycling infrastructure: The Guardian

The Toronto Cycling App, a tool launched in May 2014, developed by tech company Brisk Synergies for the city of Toronto, to inform development of the cycling network. As the city’s manager of cycling infrastructure and programmes, Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati played an integral part.. [Read more]

October, 2015 – Brisk Synergies, Ecopia Technologies & Miovision partner to create real-time traffic visualization of cities

Kitchener-based traffic system technology platform developer Miovision has partnered with two Waterloo start-ups, Brisk Synergies and Ecopia Technologies, who’ve got roots in Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre, from which Miovision is also a graduate, with the objective of helping cities to create real-time visualizations of their transportation networks. [Read more]

September, 2015 – City of Québec Launches New App to Discover Cyclist Needs

Powered by Brisk Synergies, the new app, Mon Trajet Velo, will plot routes taken by cyclists during their everyday travels. An online consultation will draw a portrait of the types of cyclists from Quebec City and determine their development needs to travel safely on the roads. [Read more]

March, 2015 – Brisk Synergies Selected for Inaugural AC Jumpstart Cohort

The Accelerator Centre® (AC) is proud to announce its first AC JumpStart cohort, the first group of companies to benefit from the $8M funding program, announced January 15th in conjunction with the Federal Economic Development Agency (FedDev Ontario), and partners Conestoga College, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. [Read More]


Improving Cycling in Urban Areas: BriskCYCLE webinar 2015.

Improving Cycling in Urban Areas

In today’s bustling cities, congestion and mobility are critical concerns for city planners. Join us as we discuss cycling from a variety perspectives, analyzing various problems and solutions that consider the importance of improving cycling in urban areas.

This exciting webinar will gather together cycling experts from across diverse countries and backgrounds including: members of urban cyclist associations, mobility planners from governmental departments, public cycling system managers and academic experts in charge of analysis of cycling policies and development.

Webinar recorded on October 16th, 2015

Irene Fernández | ACU Buenos Aires
Juan Carlos Montenegro | IDU Bogotá

Roberto Guzmán | Chepecletas Costa Rica
Luis Miranda | McGill University
Rafael Alfaro | Moderator
Mario Perdomo | Brisk Synergies