ZoomSafer broke out of stealth mode today by launching the company web site and announcing plans to deliver the world’s first mobile “mash-up” to prevent distracted driving.
With more and more drivers texting, emailing, Twittering, and Facebooking, our highways, and even our public transportation systems, are becoming increasingly dangerous. The proliferation of mobile phones, all-you-can-eat text and data plans, and an insatiable appetite to always feel connected has resulted in a very costly epidemic.
Different from legislative and big-brother-like approaches, ZoomSafer contextually integrates with a person’s social and communications networks allowing them to drive safer but still be connected to friends, family, and co-workers.
“I found myself sending texts while driving and making bad decisions behind the wheel. I was looking for a mobile software application that would help me focus on the road but still keep me connected to my family, business contacts and social networks,” explained Matt Howard, CMO and Co-Founder of ZoomSafer. “After months of research, I couldn’t find a solution, so I got together with Mike and we decided to build ZoomSafer.”
Founded in January 2009, ZoomSafer’s management team, including recently hired chief operating officer Michael Costello, has more than 50 years of combined experience and a track record of success in new ventures as well as larger, more established enterprises including Nextel, USi, Groove Networks, and Accenture. In March, the company also raised an initial round of financing, gaining commitments up to $500,000.
“Not only does our software remind you to drive safe, it automatically notifies others when you’re driving.” said Michael Riemer, CEO and Co-Founder of ZoomSafer. “The result is that you’re more focused when driving, and your friends are less likely to distract you with random texts or email messages.”
The beta version of ZoomSafer (zoomsafer.com) will be free to download beginning in August. Premium versions of ZoomSafer will be available via paid subscriptions. Our patent-pending solution is a “mash-up” of location services, call management services, social media, and voice services.