CalAmp has announced that it has licensed intellectual property from Katasi, a Colorado-based company, to develop network-based distracted driving avoidance technology as a key component of its expanding vehicle safety application suite.
The CalAmp distracted driving solution will be available as a standalone, over-the-top micro-service or as part of a bundle with other CalAmp services such as CrashBoxx, LoJack SureDrive and CalAmp’s fleet management applications.
The micro-services will enable CalAmp to deploy driver safety technology to a large percentage of its telematics device installed base. Unlike other distracted driving products on the market, Katasi’s patented technology works in concert with CalAmp telematics products and paired mobile devices to block text messages at the source network level.
This network-based blocking technology assures a more robust distracted driving avoidance solution for any customer whose telematics services are powered by CalAmp technology. It provides a user experience that is seamless to the driver and is automatically engaged while the vehicle is in motion.
CalAmp is committed to leveraging its technology to improve road safety by reducing distractions, encouraging safe driving behavior and providing real-time crash response to save lives. Together for Safer Roads and CalAmp are collaborating to utilize state-of-the-art telematics and intelligent mobility technology like that enabled by Katasi to minimize driver risk and address strategic road safety challenges.