J.J. Keller & Associates has acquired VideoProtects transportation video technology, expanding its video-based safety solution offerings.
According to the company, VideoProtects is video science that integrates with Geotab telematics devices to use artificial intelligence to recognize dangerous driving events, sending video and real-time alerts to drivers and fleet back-office personnel.
“VideoProtects aligns with our core purpose of safety,” said Rustin Keller, president and CEO of J.J. Keller. “The technology can recognize and help mitigate risk in situations such as lane departure or fatigue, by providing awareness and therefore an opportunity to improve driving skills.
"In many cases, VideoProtects’ continuous recording will also be used to exonerate drivers and carriers, reducing or even eliminating liability claims and high-cost legal settlements.”
VideoProtects further expands J.J. Keller’s video offerings, the company said, which currently provides the J.J. Keller Encompass Fleet Compliance Platform and several microSD-card based J.J. Keller Dash Cams, in addition to a large library of online training courses, managed services and over-the-road commercial motor vehicle driver training.
Geotab telematics users will have the capability to incorporate the safety and compliance expertise behind J.J. Keller’s solutions into their operations, according to an announcement, overlaying VideoProtects with their Geotab system. VideoProtects will have applications in both commercial and passenger vehicles.
VideoProtects Founder and CEO Michael Nalepka, Co-Founder and President John Moscatelli, and Chief Technology and Chief Product Officer Gene Emory will join J.J. Keller.
“We’re excited about joining J.J. Keller because we know this is a company that shares our passion for helping the transportation industry reduce risk,” said Nalepka.