BAM! Crash detection smashes into iPhone 14


BAM! Crash detection smashes into iPhone 14
Both iPhone 14 series and the new Apple Watch models will call for help if you've been in a car wreck.
Photo: Apple

If you’re in a severe car accident, your iPhone 14 will be able to tell and it can contact emergency services if you’re unconscious.

The feature will also be incorporated into the most recent Apple Watch models.

Crash detection might save your life

If a serious car wreck happens in a remote location, there might not be anyone to call for help. The driver can lie unconscious for hours or even die without rapid medical attention. In hopes of preventing this, the iPhone 14 series and the 2022 Apple Watch models all have crash detection.

These devices will use their accelerometer and gyroscope and a crash detection algorithm of Apple’s own creation. The software will also get data from the barometer to detect cabin pressure changes, the GPS for speed changes and the microphone will listen for sounds indicative of a car wreck.

“To create the algorithm, data was collected from these new motion sensors at professional crash test labs with common passenger cars in simulated real-world accidents, including head-on, rear-end, side-impact, and rollovers,” said Apple.

If the iPhone and/or Apple Watch detect an automobile wreck, the user will be notified that emergency services are about to be notified. If they are unresponsive after a 10-second countdown, the automatic call will go out. . Emergency responders will be given the device’s location, which is also shared with the user’s emergency contacts.

iPhone 14 is the kind of backseat driver you want

Many people who’ve been in a serious car wreck tell the same story – they’re driving down the road and the next thing they know there’s a EMT leaning over them. In situations like this, having an iPhone or Watch call for help can be a life saver.

Apple announced at Wednesday’s Far Out product launch event that crash detection will be available in all four models of the iPhone 14 series, as well as the Apple Watch Series 8, the new Apple Watch SE and the Apple Watch Ultra.

Source: Apple, Apple


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