Under the banner of isn’t technology amazing, Apple has unveiled what could be a life-saving feature in several of newest products. The newest feature is called crash detection. It will be available in the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
These Apple products use crash detection sensors in the phone or watch to determine if the user has been in a serious car accident and automatically contact emergency service if necessary. The Apple Watch series 4 models and later used sensors to determine if the wearer had suffered a slip and fall accident. In those cases, the watch would call emergency services along with user selected emergency contacts. Crash detection takes things a step further through advancements in technology.
The Series 8 watch has the potential to save lives by contacting emergency services faster than an injured person could. Similar to fall detection in the Apple Watch Series 4, crash detection uses the phone or watch’s accelerometer and gyroscope. The accelerometer and gyroscope in Apple’s upcoming products are more powerful than their predecessors along with a new software algorithm that leverages the new hardware. According to Apple: To enable Crash Detection, Apple developed an advanced sensor-fusion algorithm that leverages a new, more powerful gyroscope and accelerometer on Apple Watch, which now has the highest dynamic range accelerometer in any smartwatch.
Apple collected data from 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. In addition to motion data, Crash Detection uses the barometer, GPS, and the microphone on iPhone as inputs to detect the unique patterns that can indicate whether a severe crash has taken place. What Happens After the Crash? Similar to the longtime Apple Watch fall detection feature, Apple crash detection will contact emergency services and the emergency contacts you’ve designated in the event of a severe car accident.
Apple put in place safeguards to minimize false alarms. When an Apple Watch detects a severe car crash, the device will check in with the user and dial emergency services if they are unresponsive after a 10-second countdown. Emergency responders will receive the user’s device location, which is also shared with the user’s emergency contacts. When combined, Crash Detection on Apple Watch and iPhone work seamlessly to get users help efficiently. While getting in touch with emergency responders is the most important thing in the event of a serious car accident, Apple crash detection can be used to notify those that need to know about the situation.
Anyone using this technology should include their closest family members and friends in their emergency contact list. While Apple’s newest safety features are potentially life-saving you need cellular service so that your iPhone 14 or Apple Watch Series 8 (cellular models only) can make the appropriate calls. While there have been iOS and watchOS apps that offered similar functionality, Apple’s version leverages current hardware that’s tightly integrated on the operating system level. This means you won’t need to worry about an app crashing or bad code blocking functionality, which is vital in a situation like a major car crash.
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