Kansas City-based transportation company zTrip Inc. says it will boost the safety and security of passengers with the purchase of equipment from another local company.

ZTrip will buy 450 video event recorders from Lenexa-based Digital Ally Inc. The devices provide audio and video recordings of driver-passenger interactions, along with information on the location, speed and maintenance of vehicles.

Founded in 2016, zTrip offers taxi and ride-share services in 18 cities. The company plans to end this year with operatins in 30 U.S. cities and affiliate in more than 16 international cities.

That’s big for Digital Ally, because zTrip has named its video event recorders as preferred equipment for the zTrip fleet.

Bill George, CEO of zTrip, said in a release that the purchase represents his company’s overall safety strategy, “one that others in our industry talk about but do not make significant investments in the underlying technology to provide the safety that drivers and passengers want.”

By Brian Kaberline – Editor, Kansas City Business Journal
May 14, 2018, 7:58am