You’re just pulling into your building and you see that car again. That unclaimed car that’s been sitting on your driveway way for two weeks making parking a chore. We’ve all been there, and understand the pain of having to find the owner who apparently is too busy to take their car out of other people’s way.
Or when you’re walking on the street and a car whizzes you by giving you a nasty shake. Wouldn’t it be great to get hold of that driver and ask the cops to give him a talking to?
Or say you’re looking to buy a second-hand car. You should know who’s used it earlier and how they’ve used it before you make the call.
You can do all these, of course. But it involves you going to the Regional Transport Office (RTO), standing in queues, drying your sweating brow, and even skipping lunch to make sure you get the officer before he leaves for lunch.
You don’t have to.
There’s an app for that.
Car Info is an app that does what it says in the name. All you have to do is enter a vehicle’s number plate and it will show you the details of the vehicle including,
- The name of the owner.
- The date, city, and state of registration.
- The model and type of the vehicle.
- The number of the vehicle’s engine and chassis.
- The age of the vehicle.
The app comes from Cuvora, a team of developers. It’s available on the App Store and Play Store. You can also download it for the Mac from iTunes. The app also includes a recent searches tab to let you find your previous searches. You can share details of a vehicle with your friends through WhatsApp, Facebook, and even email. And the best part, the app shows details of all types of vehicles; cars, motorcycles, trucks, and even autos.
The look and feel of the app
The app’s interface is clean. With a search bar in the center, you have no distraction at all in the app. The Hamburger icon on the top left corner will let you share searches, read more about the app, rate the app, or send the team some feedback.
What you need tech-wise:
- If you’re using an Android phone, you need Android 4.0.3 or anything above that.
- If you’re using an iPhone, you need iOS 9.0 or anything above that. Works with iPad and iPod touch as well.
What other users are saying about Car Info:
“It’s a complete app to get information about any vehicle out there on the road whether it’s a 2 or 4 wheeler. The only thing I would like to suggest is to add information about embassy vehicles.” Aditya Mathur rated 5 stars on the Play Store.
“Very interesting app. Very helpful for people all over India.” Crazy Ronaldo rated 5 stars on the App Store.
What’s the price?
It’s free to download, of course.
Help and contact:
You can reach out to the team at [email protected] or visit their website: http://cuvora.com
The Car Info promise:
There are security issues involved in fetching vehicle owner details. And that’s why this app promises that they display only the public details about any vehicle. They don’t plan to incorporate sensitive data like phone numbers and addresses of users.
So the next time your friend points out a car on the block and claims to own it, you can do a quick search, and prove them wrong or demand a treat for buying a car.