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NHTSA launches 'SaferCar' app for iPhones

GasBuddy Blog -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching a new iOS app for iPhones and iPod Touches that will provide real-time vehicle safety information to consumers from NHTSA's SaferCar.gov site.

To call it 'comprehensive' might be an understatement. The new SaferCar app allows users to search its 5-Star Safety Ratings for vehicles by make and model, locate car seat installation help, file a vehicle safety complaint, find recall information and subscribe to automatic notices about vehicle recalls.

NHTSA says that it will also give developers real-time access to the data that powers this app through an Application Programming Interface (API), enabling them to integrate these data into new and existing...


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garywa01
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 12:55:27 AM

very nice
rbutterw
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 9:34:09 AM

Onward to the singularity
CarefulDriver
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 8:08:05 AM

Could be very cool.
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 6:43:25 AM

Not for me.
Rick52
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 5:17:41 AM

Not interested in this...Besides you show be paying Attention to the road..
slgas
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 5:04:36 AM

I'll get this info at home on my computer.
HA4CNN
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 5:02:56 AM

I hope that it helps more people.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 5:00:11 AM

I thought when I read the headline the phone would monitor my car for safety issues, like hey your going to fast. But now, it's only an app to display what should already be on the Internets available to the consumer.
jes
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:59:58 AM

Put the phone away and drive, period!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:59:19 AM

They are still trying to merge phones and driving.
Bus936
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:58:08 AM

I thought that we weren't supposed to be using the phone while we were driving.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:53:13 AM

nice...but I'll stick to reading my information on a big screen. like maybe my laptop...NOT my Phone.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:53:04 AM

Another big brother move
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:50:48 AM

On Mar 29, 2013 3:36:50 AM, kgbellman wrote:

>When searching for a new car, I also would rather use the web
>from my computer than a 3" screen

Next time you're ready for an upgrade, get a phone with a 4" screen. A little bit longer, but no wider. You would be amazed at the difference in ease of use, particularly in apps that support landscape mode.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:43:53 AM

I use tablet with readable screen
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:43:45 AM

As if an app for an iPod Touch is going to be really useful in a moving car? Guess they were being ready for the cars with Wi-Fi hotspots. Cellular data is really expensive if you get it delivered at any kind of speed or reliability. Guess the overpaid Government bureaucrats never considered this. They probably get Uncle Sugar paying for their cellular data in the first place.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:43:03 AM

More stuff to distract drivers. Your going the wrong way.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:38:03 AM

Only time will tell.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:37:58 AM

Just more distractions.
kgbellman
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:36:50 AM

When searching for a new car, I also would rather use the web from my computer than a 3" screen
defense
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:30:02 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:25:16 AM

Agree with mrjames1818:
"I can get this information on my computer - other than automatic notices about vehicle recalls do I need an app? Just don't use it while driving.
How about a required app that disables a phone while driving?"
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:24:31 AM

Why they spent money on an iPhone app rather
than just beefing up their website is beyond
me. Gonna check it out while driving?
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Phony ratings supplied by squandering your tax dollars.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:23:04 AM

...I can see all the iphone users trying to read this while driving to work...
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:22:37 AM

Ought to be good for a couple hundred more wrecks....
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:22:17 AM

sounds like a good idea as long as you don't use it while driving
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:20:00 AM

More distractions while driving.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:19:38 AM

waste of taxpayer $$$$$$$
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:19:03 AM

What about a pc app for those without a smart phone?
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:09:36 AM

My sentiments as well, mr james
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:08:49 AM

Sounds good
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:08:39 AM

More Government waste.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:07:05 AM

Safer doesn't mean "SAFE".
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:04:01 AM

Sounds quite useful and a good way to put public data to use...
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:03:32 AM

OK!
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:03:13 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:02:48 AM

I STILL DONT LIKE APPLE PRODUCTS PERIOD AND IM NOT BUYING ONE EITHER.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:01:33 AM

Interesting, but....gas prices???
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 3:59:57 AM

I can get this informationon my computer - other than automatic notices about vehicle recalls do I need an app? Just don't use it while driving.
How about a required app that disables a phone while driving?
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 3:59:09 AM

Not sure what to think about this....
UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 3:58:13 AM


Not safer if they use it while driving.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 3:56:02 AM

sounds good, but time will tell
pricechecker08
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 3:53:39 AM

Remember the 50tys when new cars were under 2000 dollars and did not need all this junk on them.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 3:50:17 AM

And we want more distracted drivers??
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 3:48:43 AM

Are you kidding?
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 3:42:06 AM

Good to know info
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 3:38:55 AM

Good tech
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 3:35:18 AM

More Android devices than IOS
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 3:32:36 AM

NHTSA launches 'SaferCar' app for iPhones, sharing useful information and registering complaints Is A Good Thing! But, Do Not Use the App while Driving!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
twt
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 3:30:07 AM

Oh, yeah. Let's prompt everybody to use Cell phones, while driving. Safety first? BS!
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