SAVING LIVES BY PREVENTING DISTRACTED DRIVING
While 98% of drivers surveyed believe that texting while driving is dangerous, 66% admit to doing it (CITA). Our technology helps drivers change their habits.
In 2008, Scott Tibbitts arrived for a meeting in Denver, CO with Dave Sueper: husband, father of two, and VP of an engineering company Scott was looking to work with. Even though Scott and Dave had never met -- this was to have been their first meeting -- Scott was stunned to learn that Dave had been killed in a two-car crash only hours earlier on his way to the office.
The cause of the accident? The driver of the other vehicle had been distracted by his phone and ran a red light before t-boning Dave's car.
Like Dave, Scott was a husband and father of two.
Scott was profoundly affected by the thought that a family had just been devastated by an action both mindless and tragic. "I could not shake this idea that I had just driven through the same intersection. If the meeting had been scheduled two hours earlier, that could have been me. And it would have been Jackie getting that phone call: 'I'm so sorry, but there's been an accident.'" In a 2014 Yahoo! News interview with Katie Couric, Scott said, "This whole thing kind of went deep inside me. It wouldn't let go -- this feeling -- it just wouldn't let go."
That tragic event catalyzed Scott's commitment to develop a technology to prevent distracted driving.
In 2010, Scott and a team of successful Colorado-based technology entrepreneurs founded Katasi to create Groove, the world's first Cloud-based solution to distracted driving.
We believe you have an even greater power within you--the power to change your habits--and we’ve designed Groove to help you.It’s simple to install and works automatically to block distractions from your phone while you are driving.
Join Groove and keep our roads safe.