The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an app called SaferCar that provides real-time vehicle-safety information for consumers.
Among other things, the SaferCar app allows consumers to find recall information and subscribe to automatic notices about recalled vehicles, among other features, according to NHTSA's press release. Users can also use the app to search for 5-star safety-rated vehicles and compare vehicles across brands.
The SaferCar app is especially helpful as it integrates real-time information with car safety information, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood emphasized. This will help ensure that users have all the information they need to drive safely.
Some of the features of the SaferCar app include:
NHTSA's SaferCar app is free and available for iPhone and iPod Touch devices. It can be downloaded from Apple's iTunes Store. A version for Android is currently not available, though NHTSA indicates that one is being developed.