The entire nation woke up to the news of cricketer Rishabh Pant’s near-fatal car accident on Friday. Pant’s Mercedes car collided with the divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway. After this his car caught fire. The cricketer suffered multiple injuries but managed to escape from the burning car.
There is little you can do to protect yourself in such situations. However, if you are using any of the iPhone 14 models, you also get a car crash detection feature that helps you connect with emergency services after a car crash.
What is Apple’s Car Crash Detection feature?
The crash detection feature is designed to detect serious car accidents—such as front-impact, side-impact, and rear-end collisions, and rollovers—including sedans, minivans, SUVs, pickup trucks, and other passenger cars Huh. Apple’s car crash detection feature is now available on the new version of watchOS for the iPhone 14 models as well as the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE (2nd generation) and Apple Watch Ultra.
How the car crash detection feature works?
Crash detection is on by default on your iPhone 14 model. So if the feature detects a serious car accident, it will sound an alarm and show an alert on the iPhone or Apple Watch that says, “Looks like you’ve been in an accident.” If you are unconscious, the screen will display an emergency call slider and your phone will automatically call emergency services. You can choose to call emergency services or dismiss the alert, if enabled.
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However, if you are unable to respond or move your finger, your device will automatically call emergency services after a 20-second delay. Additionally, if you’ve added emergency contacts, your device sends a message sharing your location and telling them you’ve been in a serious car accident. If you have an Apple Watch and an iPhone 14, the Emergency Call slider will only appear on your watch, and the call is connected and the call audio plays through your watch.
Here’s how to turn off crash detection on iPhone
- open the settings app
- Tap on Emergency SOS.
- Call off after a serious accident.