Katasi, a Colorado-based company that has developed the first network-based distracted driving prevention solution, has announced a strategic partnership with Mojio, the technology platform and SaaS provider for connected car services, the company said.
Katasi will provide its technology, Groove, as Mojio´s exclusive network-based distracted driving solution.
Katasi´s patented Groove technology is unlike other distracted driving prevention technologies: Groove works in concert with mobile network operators and wireless carriers to block distracting content at the network level, before it reaches the phone.
This network-based blocking technology provides a robust distraction-avoidance solution that doesn´t rely on the driver to opt-in (nor opt-out), is thwart-proof and verifiable and provides a user experience that is seamless to the driver and automatically engages while the vehicle is in motion. Current app-based solutions are often ineffective in ensuring that drivers are not using their phones as they rely on the conscience of the driver to not override, a tall order when studies show that while 98 percent of drivers believe that texting while driving is dangerous, more than 66 percent admit to still doing so.
Core to the partnership is an agreement to pursue the deployment of the Groove technology to Mojio´s existing and future MNO customers, delivering added value to subscribers of connected car services — not only with the peace of mind delivered by network-based distraction avoidance, but also because Groove´s impact on behavior is verifiable and can unlock previously unavailable cost-savings via innovative insurance carriers that want to encourage and reinforce safer driving behavior.
Katasi is a Boulder, Colorado-based technology company founded by executives from the telecom and aerospace industries with the express purpose of creating and deploying technologies to stop distractions to a driver before they reach the drivers phone. To learn more about Katasi visit www.katasi.com.
Scalable, secure and hardware-agnostic, Mojio is the cloud platform and SaaS provider of choice for automakers and mobile network operators looking to build profitable connected car services. Mojio´s platform solutions and mobile apps deliver a smarter, safer and more convenient car ownership experience for the global driving community. With real-world data gathered from more than 7 billion miles of driving, Mojio provides a big data analytics framework that uses machine learning to generate actionable insights, unlocking the next generation of revenue streams for companies throughout the automotive value chain.