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..
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.
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.
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).
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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.
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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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 https://brisksynergies.com/briskvantage-platform/ for more details.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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