iPhone 14 Crash Detection feature: Apple has launched the iPhone 14 series on 7 September. A new feature has been added to the phone, which will save your life from road accidents. Let’s know about this feature…
What Is Crash Detection feature: Apple unveiled its much-awaited flagship iPhone 14 lineup at its ‘Far Out’ event on September 7. Also introduced a new feature. Apple says it expects users not to need this feature, but it should feel a little safer when traveling by car. Notably, Google has been offering car crash detection on its Pixel smartphones for some time now.
What is Crash Detection Feature
The Crash Detection feature is a new emergency function that can save the lives of users in the event of a car crash. Driving on the road is sometimes unpredictable and dangerous. Apple’s latest Watch Series 8 and iPhone 14 lineup are capable of detecting the impact of a car accident and after 10 seconds, the feature will automatically notify the user’s emergency contact and provide them with the current location. The function only works when the user is driving.
how will work For those wondering how the crash detection feature works, both the Watch Series 8 and iPhone 14 lineups come equipped with two new motion sensors – an improved 3-axis gyroscope and a high-G-force accelerometer. The latter can measure up to 256 G and has a fast sampling rate of 3,000 to four times per second. Apple has also built an advanced sensor algorithm to enable the feature accurately. In addition to the motion sensor, crash detection is also a barometer, GPS, and microphone on a paired iPhone to detect if a serious accident has occurred. All this enables the precise moment of impact to be traced.
The feature will be active only while driving
When a serious accident has occurred, the emergency service interface will appear on the Apple Watch Series 8 as well as the iPhone 14 Series. Apple says the emergency function can detect accidents in cars, SUVs and pickup trucks. It also focuses on four types of crashes which include front impact, side impact, rear-end collision and rollover. This feature drives and processes data only while driving and at the time of potential accidents. Additionally, Apple does not collect data and it remains on the device.
In the announcement, Apple said it has studied vehicle impacts in state-of-the-art crash test labs for years and its algorithms have been trained on more than 1 million hours of real-world driving and crash data.