News and Events

August 13th, 2019- Houston, TX & TSR Announce Vision Zero Commitment With the Help of Brisk Synergies:

“Today we extend congratulations to our partner, Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City of Houston, on their commitment to Vision Zero. Mayor Turner signed the Executive Order at 11:30 CDT today. It is no small feat to reach Vision Zero, and the city’s pledge to eliminate traffic related deaths and injuries by 2030 is an outstanding example to other cities that with the right partners, executives and infrastructure, the vision can be reached. ”

Click here for the official Together For Safer Roads press release.

For more information on this project in Houston, click here.


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