moj.io, a telematics company offering premier cloud-based technologies for cars, recently launched the world’s first open platform for car apps on the largest crowd-funding website, Indiegogo.com.
"We're very excited about our launch on Indiegogo," said Jay Giraud, chief executive officer, moj.io, in a statement. "It allows us to launch moj.io products into future global markets and address the need for connected cars worldwide."
moj.io has also added industry veteran Bill Weihl to its team of advisors. A sustainability manager at Facebook (News - Alert), Weihl was previously the chief energy czar at Google.
Officials said that the moj.io device installs into the onboard diagnostics port of any car that has been built after 1995. The open platform allows others to build on top of it leading to a wider range of more useful applications for consumers.
"By connecting the car's computer to the internet, moj.io brings the car into your app-centric life," said Giraud. "With moj.io in your car, our DriveSmart app knows the moment you put your car in drive and automatically disables texts and call notifications on your smart phone until the car is in park. You can even disable your teenage drivers' phone use when they're using your car. Once the car is in park, the disabled apps automatically start working again. It's that simple."
moj.io’s core offering delivers automated, location based services designed with driver safety and convenience in mind
Company’s chief technology officer, Narayan Sainaney, said, "moj.io turns the car into a device that can be securely accessed over the internet." "We want to enable an entire ecosystem of developers and help their imagination become reality."
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Edited by Brooke Neuman