Katasi Secures Strategic Partnership with Mojio to Bring Network-Based, Anti-Distraction Tech to Drivers

Leading Cloud Platform for Connected Cars to Offer Katasi Groove to
Growing Portfolio of Telco Customers

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DistractedDrivingKatasi,
a Colorado-based company that has developed the first network-based
distracted driving prevention solution, announced today a strategic
partnership with Mojio,
the leading technology platform and SaaS provider for connected car
services. 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.

“We are thrilled to be working with Mojio, leaders in delivering
smarter, safer connected car experiences to families and small
businesses, and visionaries who recognize that Groove ‘just works,’”
said Scott Tibbitts, CEO of Katasi. “The implementation of Katasi Groove
by mobile network operators, in combination with the deployment of
Mojio’s hardware agnostic connected car services, will enable truly
scalable and potentially life-saving distraction avoidance technology to
drivers around the world.”

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.

“As a parent of teen drivers, I know the stress that comes with worrying
about your loved ones while they are on the road,” said Kenny Hawk, CEO
of Mojio. “With Groove, Katasi goes to the mobile network level and
suppresses the distractions before they arrive on the driver’s phone.
This novel solution creates a win-win scenario that will not only
improve safety for drivers and their passengers, but also enables a
meaningful enhancement to the mobile network operator’s connected car
service.”

“As a society that is hungry for constant connection and has a fear of
missing out, we have come to believe that ‘one more quick text’ is ok.
But with the National Safety Council reporting that cell phone use while
driving now leads to 1.6 million crashes and nearly 390,000 injuries
every year, it is clear that we need technology that eliminates the
temptation and allows us to relax and enjoy our time on the road,” said
Tibbitts. “Groove is that solution.”

About Katasi

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. Katasi believes that
drivers recognize both the danger and temptation of texting while
driving and provides tools that eliminate the temptation and help focus
on the drive. In partnership with major US and International telecom
carriers, Katasi is deploying the world’s first network-level distracted
driving solution, Groove, regarded by distracted driving experts as the
first truly effective technology solution to the growing epidemic of
distracted driving. To learn more about Katasi visit www.katasi.com.

About Mojio

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.

Founded in 2012, Mojio has growing teams in Silicon Valley, Vancouver
and Sofia, and some of the world’s biggest brands as customers,
investors and partners, including Amazon, Bosch, Deutsche Telekom,
Microsoft, SAP and T-Mobile. Mojio is a career-accelerator for driven
tech professionals looking to shape the future of mobility and make
driving safer. To learn more about Mojio visit https://www.moj.io/.

Contacts

Katasi Media Contact
Alana Watkins
VOCA PR for Katasi
303.962.9163
alana@vocapr.com
or
Katasi
Investor Inquiries

Michelle Beard
Katasi Investor Relations
720.726.7163
mbeard@katasi.com
or
Mojio
Media Contact

Meghan Brown for Mojio
925.271.8234
mojio@10fold.com

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