Grip Mobility’s core product for the rideshare industry is its in-ride audio-video capture platform (patents issued and pending).
Using a driver's dash-mounted mobile phone, Grip Mobility software (SDK) provides an uninterrupted audio-video stream of the vehicle’s interior, manually or automatically operated, stored or livestreamed.
Stream can be accessed by rideshare operators or designated third parties in real time to ensure in-route safety or stored in the cloud for future reference.
Deployment API is highly configurable and can be customized to fit a broad range of operational models and regulatory requirements. White label integration allows for seamless automatic data capture with rideshare platforms.
Actively recording audio and video from the vehicle’s interior reduces the risk of interpersonal conflict between in-transit parties creating a safer experience for drivers and passengers.
By reducing safety risks for drivers, Grip Mobility enables rideshare operators to expand their driver pools to more vulnerable populations such as female or elderly drivers or drivers in unsafe areas.
Access to full ride audio and video recordings ensures that rideshare operators and insurers are able to efficiently and justly resolve any in-ride disputes between drivers and passengers.
Having access to audio and video recordings ensures that rideshare operators are able to effectively work with authorities in the case of in-ride security incidents, significantly reducing the risk of liability or negative PR exposure.
Juliette Kayyem is a Professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government where she is Faculty Chair of the Homeland Security Project. She previously served as Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security for President Obama. An author, Pulitzer Prize finalist and CNN national security analyst, she is a world-renowned security expert in the public and private sector.
Bilal is an entrepreneur, veteran product and technology leader. Before founding Grip Mobility, he was Chief Product Officer of Internet of Things advanced solutions business at Verizon. He also led global conferencing including video, audio, web and enterprise mobility businesses. Visual Voicemail app on all mobile phones also grew from an idea to millions of customers under his leadership. He holds Masters in Engineering and Management from MIT.
Andrew Emmons has spent most of his career helping young technology companies achieve growth and scale through strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Grip Mobility, Andrew helped Boston-based tech companies Bedrock Data (acquired by Formstack) and Bullhorn develop and scale channel sales strategies through VAR and ISV partner networks. Andrew holds an MBA from Babson College.
Steve Johnson has been a technology entrepreneur and investor for more than thirty years, holding a patent on the image compression algorithm that enabled the first online streaming media deployed by America Online in 1994. AOL purchased Johnson-Grace company in 1996, in their largest acquisition at the time. At AOL, Johnson ran the R&D arm of what became the biggest technology company of the early Internet age. Steve has been a technology investor since leaving AOL in 1999, with companies in video telephony, advertising tech, recommendations, video security, and handwriting recognition. Since 2018, he has been a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School in the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.
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