Car Crash Detection Coming To iPhone & Apple Watch Soon

The Wall Street Journal says it’ll call for emergency services automatically too.

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In addition to being able to detect when you’ve fallen from a standing position or while out riding a bike, the Apple Watch and iPhone may soon be able to detect if you’ve been in a car accident and call for help as well.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the feature could be introduced in 2022. 

It would most probably come in the form of a software update. That’s because the sensors needed for this feature to work are the same ones used for fall detection. 

So theoretically, the car accident detection feature will be compatible with all current iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4 and later. 

It will most likely work the same way as well. When it detects a gravity spike caused by a sudden impact, a notification will appear on the device. If the user does not respond in time, it will dial emergency services and using GPS, point them to where the accident happened.

Automatic accident detection and reporting features like this are not new in the Western hemisphere as Google’s Personal Safety app on Pixel phones and connected car services are more ubiquitous there. 

But, for users in other countries, this feature could be a boon. 

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