During a car accident Apple iPhone could also save you Check what’s coming soon


An Apple iPhone can save your life if you’re in an accident. Apparently, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Apple is now hoping that your iPhone will automatically call 911 in the event of a car accident. According to reports, crash detection for iPhones and Apple Watches is reportedly in the works, presumably as part of iOS 16 and WatchOS 9. In the event of a car accident, Google’s Personal Safety app on Pixel phones can already alert emergency services.

Many lives could be saved if crash detection could be enabled on iPhones, as more drivers would be able to get the assistance they require in an accident if they had their phone with them or in the vehicle. Crash detection technology analyses data gathered from sensors built into Apple devices, according to the report. Devices will have an accelerometer as part of their sensor system, which will detect car accidents via an increase in gravity, or ‘g-force.’

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The crash-detection feature was tested by collecting anonymous data from iPhone and Apple Watch users in 2021, according to The Wall Street Journal’s report. An investigation has found that the iPhone and Apple Watches were able to detect more than 10 million suspected vehicle collisions, of which more than half of them resulted in emergency calls to 911.

According to Apple, the rise of unsafe smartphone use in cars paved the way for integration systems like CarPlay and Android Auto, and nearly 80 percent of new vehicles in 2020 had the former.

Apple’s devices will be safer if the crash detection feature is available. A fall-detection feature for Apple’s Watch was released in 2018 and works on the same principle. When iOS was first released, a tool for analysing the user’s walking steadiness was added to the platform.

There are a number of third-party apps available on the App Store that provide automatic car crash detection.

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