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NHTSA Launches Car Safety Mobile Phone App For Recalls & Ratings

Apr 04, 2013

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently launched a mobile app for the iPhone and iPod platform that allows car owners to search vehicle recalls and safety ratings, file safety complaints and find help with child seat installations.The iOS SaferCar App will provide users with timely, accurate and accessible safety data, according to NHTSA. The app can be downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Store. NHTSA is still working on the app for the Android platform. Earlier this year, NHTSA updated its website to allow consumers to quickly locate information on safety defect investigations, complaints and vehicle recalls.The app launch coincides with the release of NHTSA’s Application Programming Interface (API), which will provide software developers with better access to safety data for analysis and integration into consumer-friendly web and mobile apps.NHTSA also plans to release an online course to teach developers how to use the APIs.