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Nov 29, 2017

Texas DOT upgrades to AutoTURN Pro

The great state of Texas is known for many things, among them oil, Texas barbecue, and the Dallas Cowboys. Now the lone star state is among a number of US transportation jurisdictions that are making the move to AutoTURN Pro. TxDOT’s commitment to a license for the latest version of AutoTURN Pro is a major […]


Belgian bus maker moves to AutoTURN

Van Hool, the well-known Belgian manufacturer of buses, coaches, trolleybuses and trailers, has purchased an AutoTURN network site license. Globally Van Hool employs 4,500 people and manufactures over 1,700 buses and coaches (bodyworks and complete vehicles combined) and 5,000 trailers each year. They sell an average of 600 coaches annually in the United States. Until […]


10 common traffic mistakes made by developers

“Design with Confidence” is Transoft’s signature statement, and we take it very seriously. All our software is built with the purpose of the designer or architect being able to check their designs thoroughly prior to the project being built. It’s another way of saying “measure twice cut once”. When planning software isn’t used or it […]


California comes out with first electrified highway

“Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane is the song that comes to mind from recent news out of California. The west coast state has always been at the forefront of “green” transportation initiatives, leading the US in emissions-control standards, for example. Now California is the first state to “electrify” a section of highway between […]


Proof that roundabouts reduce injuries

A new study released by Minnesota Department of Transportation shows what engineers and designers at Transoft have known for years: that roundabouts increase road safety. The study quoted by radio station KROC AM 1340 looked at 200 roundabouts in the state and found there was not a single multi-vehicle fatality. In fact, there was an […]


Nov 24, 2017

BCIT students learn TORUS and NEXUS

Transoft’s partnership with British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) continues to flourish. Daniel Shihundu, VP Design Business Unit, recently gave a lecture to 70 civil engineering students during their two-hour Road Design Course (CIVL 3050), covering the fundamentals of intersection and roundabout design. Next week, the students will have hands-on design exercises to redesign the […]


Nov 10, 2017

Transoft, York form training partnership

Transoft Solutions has strengthened its ties with quality Civil Engineering departments through a partnership with York University in Ontario. York’s Lassonde School of Engineering agreed to purchase 30 seats each of AutoTURN Pro, TORUS roundabout software, NEXUS and Road CEM. The software will be used to train the next generation of transportation engineers. Learn more […]


Oct 6, 2017

TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS IN TRAINING

Daniel Shihundu, Vice President of the Design Unit at Transoft Solutions, travelled to Vancouver Island in early October to meet with students at the University of Victoria. Daniel gave a lecture on intersection and roundabout design to UVic’s third-year civil engineering students. The class also included a roundabout tour, where Daniel explained a bit about […]


Oct 5, 2017

AVIPLAN 2.0 TAKES OFF

AviPLAN 2.0 adds more functionality to the existing bundle of industry-leading aviation software, thereby enhancing productivity for airport planners and safety at the airside. The newest version of AviPLAN features 3D terrain capability, user-defined tracking points, new docking rules and more. Learn more about the newest AviPLAN release here.


Sep 19, 2017

TORUS 5.1 LAUNCHED

The newest version of TORUS 5.1 Roundabout software has been released! TORUS 5.1 features new design guidelines, mini-roundabouts, and new features for roundabout grading. Learn more about the newest TORUS Roundabouts release here.


Jul 20, 2017

GuideSIGN 7.0.1 Update Available

An update for the GuideSIGN suite of products has just been released. The latest software update is for GuideSIGN 7.0, GuideSIGN Plus 7.0 and GuideSIGN SIGMA 7.0.


May 18, 2017

AutoTURN Version 10.1 has been released

The latest version for AutoTURN and AutoTURN Pro has just been released. Version 10.1 adds a number of new simulation and analysis features, as well as vehicle library additions and extended platform compatibility.


Apr 25, 2017

Announcing the release of SITE CEM 2.0

The new and improved SITE CEM version 2.0 is here! For the past year we’ve been working with many civil engineers with practical experience to improve SITE CEM. We are now excited to announce the release of SITE CEM 2.0 – greatly enhanced to improve productivity of your site projects. Join us for the live launch event on Tuesday, May 2nd.


Mar 30, 2017

Citizens still wary of driverless cars, survey shows

Driverless cars have been touted by many as the future of road transport, with the technology making huge leaps forward in the last few years. As a result, transport planners must now take the capability of autonomous vehicles into account when designing highways, particularly when it comes to questions about how the cars will understand […]


Mar 13, 2017

AutoTURN and AutoTURN Pro Version 10 Update

An update for AutoTURN and AutoTURN version 10 has just been released. The latest software update (version 10.0.2) fixes some minor bugs and includes the following features…


Feb 15, 2017

AutoTURN Online is here!

AutoTURN Online is here! This is the premier online software for performing vehicle swept path analysis quickly and confidently without needing CAD. Nothing to install. Just the vehicles and tools you need to analyze swept paths in seconds – all in your browser.


Feb 9, 2017

Introducing GuideSIGN Plus

Transoft Solutions is excited to announce the release of GuideSIGN Plus, the newest member of the GuideSIGN family. GuideSIGN Plus provides a solution tailored to your traffic sign planning needs.


Feb 8, 2017

US PLANNERS LOOK TO EMBRACE SMART ROAD TECHNOLOGIES

Transport planners in the US are increasingly keen to deploy smart technology on key stretches of highway in order to cut congestion, improve efficiency and reduce the risk of accidents.


Jan 17, 2017

TORUS 5.0 Update Available

An update of TORUS Roundabouts 5.0 has just been released. The latest software update includes minor fixes to the software and adds new platform compatibility.


Aircraft Data Viewer New Version Release

Aircraft Data Viewer is a one-stop aircraft specification resource, with detailed technical information for over 550 airplanes and helicopters. Data such as dimensions, steering characteristics, door locations and jet blast impact can be viewed with ease. The latest version has just been released. Check out all new updates.


Sep 29, 2016

Calgary International Airport Hosting Ceremony to Celebrate New Terminal

Transoft Solutions congratulates the Calgary Airport Authority on the upcoming opening of its New International Terminal at Calgary International Airport, the fourth busiest airport and a major hub in Canada. Transoft will be represented by the President and CEO, Milton Carrasco, for the opening ceremonies on October 1st 2016. The Calgary Airport Authority has been a user of Transoft software products including AutoTURN, AviPLAN Airside, and ArcPORT for various projects on the terminal and airside with the former dating as far back as 1999.


Jul 7, 2016

Replace T-junctions to make roads safer, report urges

The UK’s road network should be redesigned to replace T-junctions with mini-roundabouts wherever possible in order to make highways easier to navigate for older drivers and reduce the risk of accidents.


Jun 10, 2016

New 4D modelling method ‘can aid transport infrastructure planning’

An innovative 4D modelling method has been developed by Concordia University to aid the planning and completion of public transportation infrastructure projects.


Jun 9, 2016

Diverging diamond interchanges can save lives, new study shows

A new study has provided evidence that an innovative type of road structure called a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) can help to improve traffic flow and minimize the risk of collisions occurring.


Jun 8, 2016

Driverless car sales ‘to reach 21 million by 2035’

A new report has revised upwards the estimated number of driverless cars that will be sold worldwide by 2035.The IHS Automotive figures indicate that nearly 21 million autonomous vehicles will be sold globally by 2035 – up from around 600,000 units in 2025, reflecting a 43 percent compound annual growth rate over the course of a decade.


Apr 12, 2016

Major new study shows risk of smartphones to pedestrians crossing streets

Ever used your smartphone while crossing the road? Well, you’re not alone, according to a major new study from DEKRA Accident Research. The German company monitored almost 14,000 pedestrians in six cities in Europe – Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Rome and Stockholm – and documented their smartphone use in the vicinity of traffic. It found […]


Apr 4, 2016

California to explore Dutch SolaRoad technology

After having been successfully trialled in a small town in North Holland, a new technology that harvests energy from road-mounted solar panels is to be tested in the US’ most populous state. This is according to Transport Technology Today, which reported this morning (April 4th) that California and the Netherlands have agreed to work together […]


Mar 31, 2016

New app applies machine learning to travel planning

A US-based traffic information company claims to have built the first-ever mobile app that uses machine learning techniques to help motorists reach their destinations as quickly and efficiently as possible. Inrix Traffic, released on March 30th for Android and iOS devices, is described by developers Inrix as a “next-generation navigation and traffic app” that “learns […]


Mar 30, 2016

Connected cars ‘could spell the end for the traffic light’

After more than a century of service, the end may finally be nigh for the humble traffic light. This is according to a new study from MIT, which explores how connected car technology opens up the possibility of controlling traffic flow in a totally new way. Specifically, vehicles that are capable of wirelessly communicating with […]


New bus speed-limiting technology a success, says TfL

The introduction of speed-limiting technology to London’s bus fleet has the potential to substantially improve road safety in the English capital, transport authorities have claimed. On March 18th, Transport for London (TfL) announced the completion of a trial of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technology – which prevents vehicles from accelerating past the local speed limit […]


Mar 29, 2016

Global traffic congestion ‘has hit an all-time high’

Global traffic congestion hit an all-time high in 2015, more than doubling motorists’ rush hour travel time in some of the world’s busiest cities. This is according to the latest edition of the TomTom Traffic Index, published on March 22nd, which measured traffic volumes in almost 300 cities using some 14 trillion individual data points. […]


Fixes promised after report highlights Victoria tram safety issues

The government of the Australian state of Victoria has promised improvements to its fleet of much-hyped trams after a new report identified a series of safety failings with the equipment. An independent study by Interfleet on behalf of Public Transport Victoria highlighted potential problems with acceleration and braking on the AU$300 million E-class trams, as […]


Mar 7, 2016

Study points to gap between BIM awareness and adoption

In most countries worldwide, the vast majority of construction industry professionals are aware of the concept of building information modelling (BIM). However, whether they use it or not is another question entirely. This is according to the NBS International BIM Report 2016, which was published last month (February 25th) and provides a snapshot of BIM […]


Jan 27, 2016

BIM industry set to witness ‘rapid growth’

The global Business Intelligence Modelling (BIM) industry is set to witness significant growth in the coming years, a new study has found. Transparency Market Research has indicated that a tremendous increase in construction activities globally will lead to rapid growth in the coming years, while improved efficiency and fast workflow are some of the other […]


Jan 20, 2016

Microsoft demonstrates CHAD vehicle at Consumer Electronics Show

Microsoft has demonstrated a new connected highly automated driving (CHAD) vehicle designed to connect with the Microsoft Azure cloud and Windows 10. The exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) illustrated how the technology prevents accidents and improves comfort and convenience. The new vehicle -2-x communication (V2X) connectivity approach uses data from the vehicle’s surroundings to boost […]


Jan 18, 2016

Calgary Transit introduces Siemens S200 light rail vehicle

Calgary Transit has introduced a new Siemens S200 light rail vehicle, which was designed following direct input from the public. Siemens has offered trains to Calgary Transit for over 30 years and introduced new approaches and enhanced collaboration with customers to ensure the best possible technology for Calgary residents. The car manufacturer designed the light […]


Jan 14, 2016

Seattle UW light rail station to open in March

A new light rail station is expected to open in March 2016, connecting the University of Washington to numerous areas of Seattle. Following years of planning and construction, the Sound Transit Husky Stadium light rail station is expected to open by the end of March and will enable faster travel between the University of Washington, Capitol Hill and Sea-Tac airport, according to the Daily UW.


Aug 20, 2015

AutoTURN Advanced Functions, Part 1: Custom Load Shapes

AutoTURN has long been established as the prime solution for swept path calculations in the AEC sector. Architects, engineers and traffic planners rely heavily on the simple and user-friendly Transoft software to simulate vehicle swept paths with extremely high accuracy in a wide variety of contexts. From simple parking lots in private homes to the […]


Aug 17, 2015

TORUS 5.0 Simplifies Turbo-roundabout Design

It is hardly a secret that turbo-roundabouts are quickly becoming more and more popular in the UK, the rest of Europe and all across the globe due to their increased efficiency and safety compared to traditional roundabout designs. However, since turbo-roundabouts were only invented fairly recently, they have been introduced rather slowly everywhere outside of […]