The iPhone 14’s ability to tell when it’s been a car crash saved the life of a California man after he drove off a cliff and fell 400 feet. The Crash Detection feature automatically called for emergency assistance.
One of the rescuers says the man probably would have died without the quick aid made possible by the iPhone.
iPhone 14 Crash Detection saves a life
Crash Detection enables the iPhone 14 series to tell if its user is in a severe car accident and automatically call for help. The new feature isn’t always perfect— it’s been known to go off on rollercoasters — but can be a real lifesaver nevertheless.
That’s the case for a man who drove off a cliff on Friday night in the Mount Wilson area near Pasadena. The car fell 400 feet before coming to rest, according to a social media post by Mike Leum, one of the team who rescued the victim.
RESCUE: At 10:51pm on Fri we were alerted to a car 400’ over a cliff by the driver’s iPhone 14 crash detection. Location was Mt Wilson Rd. After locating him we guided in an @LACoFireAirOps copter. Suffered head trauma. @LASDHQ @CVLASD @KCBSKCALDesk @NBCLA @ABC7 @FOXLA @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/jXdpuDL7Hk
— Mike Leum (@Resqman) July 22, 2023
Crash Detection on the driver’s iPhone 14 called for help even though he was unconscious after suffering head trauma.
The handset was a literal lifesaver. “This driver would have bled out if his iPhone 14 didn’t send us a crash alert,” said Leum in another post.
The unnamed man was evacuated by helicopter.
Via: CBS Los Angeles