Apple is working on a car crash detection feature for iPhones and Apple Watches. Once the product detects the accident, it automatically dials 911. Check details here.
An Apple iPhone can save your life in a car accident! Yes, according to a Wall Street Journal report, Apple now wants your iPhone to detect car crashes and automatically call 911. The company is reportedly working on a product feature called “crash detection” for iPhones and Apple Watches (presumably as part of iOS 16 and WatchOS 9). Google’s personal safety app on Pixel phones is known to already include a feature to call for help when it detects car crashes.
Getting crash detection on an iPhone can save many lives because more drivers can get the help they need in an accident as long as they have the phone in their pocket or in the car. According to the report, collision detection technology evaluates data collected by sensors built into Apple devices. The devices’ sensor system will include an accelerometer that will detect car crashes as they occur via a spike in gravity, or “g-force”.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple tested the crash detection feature throughout 2021 by collecting anonymous data from iPhone and Apple Watch users. Research has shown that the iPhone and Apple Watches were able to detect more than 10 million suspected vehicle impacts, more than 50,000 of which included a 911 call.
While, according to a report by ANI, according to Apple, the increase in the dangerous use of smartphones in cars has given way to integration systems like CarPlay and Android Auto and nearly 80% of new vehicles in 2020 had the first.
If the collision detection feature is rolled out, it will add more security features to Apple devices. Apple released a fall detection feature for its watch in 2018 that works on the same line. Whereas before, a tool that analyzes users’ walking stability has been added to iOS.
It can be known that there are several third-party apps available on the App Store that offer automatic car accident detection.