Katasi has entered into a strategic partnership with Mojio. Katasi is a Colorado-based company that has developed the first network-based distracted driving prevention solution, while Mojio is a technology platform and SaaS provider for connected car services.
Katasi will provide its technology, Groove, as Mojio’s exclusive network-based distracted driving solution. The company claims its patented Groove technology is unlike other distracted driving prevention technologies and works in concert with mobile network operators and wireless carriers to block distracting content at the network level before it reaches the phone.
According to the company, 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.
Source: Press Release