New App Puts Vehicle Safety in Consumers’ Hands

A new iPhone application has made it easier for consumers to make important vehicle safety decisions in real time. Developed by Volpe for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the SaferCar app allows users to access information from NHTSA’s site to search vehicle 5-Star Safety Ratings, locate child seat installation help, file a vehicle safety complaint, and receive automatic notices about recalls.  “The app allows the consumer to make more informed decisions about the cars they want to buy and it impacts important safety decisions,” said Bob Berk, chief of Volpe’s Safety Information Systems Division.