Kater App Connects Car Owners with Drivers to Decrease Driving Distractions

BY Bussiness Wire
September 26, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After a successful beta-launch, a Vancouver based technology company launches a new mobile app which gives you the convenience of riding in your own vehicle without the hassle and stress of driving. It’s called Kater, a comprehensive app that connects vehicle owners with professional chauffeurs who drive them around in the comfort of their own vehicle.

Kater is a round-trip chauffeur service. It takes the woes out of driving by removing the inconveniences of time-consuming commutes, searching for parking or determining how to get you and your car home safe after having a few drinks. Travelling to an event, preparing for a business meeting or getting to the airport can be a productive, safe and enjoyable experience.

After installing the app, vehicle owners can pre-schedule a vetted driver to arrive at their pick-up location. The entire process is cashless and seamless; there are no surprises at the end of the trip and no need to calculate a tip.

The cost? An affordable rate of $25 an hour.

Kater allows you to make the most out of an asset you already own, your vehicle. Unlike expensive limousines, town cars or services such as Uber or Lyft, your vehicle is perfectly suited to your tastes and needs. There is a sense of comfort and reliability that comes with being in a car that you know is well maintained.

Features that set Kater apart from other transportation apps include:

  • The ability to track your driver, even when you are not in the car.
  • In app messaging center that allows you to request errands, pick-ups or extend your trip.
  • A driver rating system, so you know you’re getting a reliable, peer-reviewed driver.

Kater drivers undergo an extensive vetting process, which looks at driving history and conducts background checks, before they are approved. Interested in driving with Kater? Apply at kater.com.

“Our beta test in Vancouver gave us an opportunity to see how users and drivers interact with Kater and each other, allowing us to improve the concept and technology” says Mark Catroppa, the Co-founder of Kater. During the beta test alone, Kater freed up over 3000 hours of driving time for users– time now spent being more productive, less stressed and enjoying a whole new way of commuting.

With a 91% customer retention rate, Kater is now launched in Vancouver, with plans to launch in other major Canadian cities shortly. The app is available on iOS and Android devices. It can be downloaded on the Apple Store and Google Play. Download the app and use promo code Kater25 to get your first hour free.

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