With the introduction of Crash Detection, the new iPhone 14 Pro (Max) is the lifesaver. This is because in the event of a spirited accident, emergency services are immediately called. Ideal, although you must be sure that an accident is actually detected correctly.
Whether that is actually the case in practice….
Crash detection iPhone 14 Pro goes off in roller coasters
Using various sensors and data, the iPhone 14 Pro determines if the user is in a crash. Evidently, this is the same data it measures during a wild roller coaster ride. Recently, several users have already reported contacting emergency services while sitting upside down in a slightly cramped seat.
The news comes to light through a story by Joanna Stern, one of the best technology journalists on the planet. In The Wall Street Journal, she reveals that she has been in contact with a 911 center near King Island amusement park.
From several roller coasters, the center has already received at least six calls.
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Since the iPhone 14 went on sale, the 911 dispatch center near Kings Island amusement park has received at least six phone calls saying:
“The owner of this iPhone was in a severe car crash…”
Except, the owner was just on a roller coaster.
by me: https://t.co/hp1fHZBIf6 pic.twitter.com/i0lZPoWzGz
– Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern) October 9, 2022
“The owner of this iPhone was in a violent car accident.” Only thing is: the owner was just on a roller coaster. So reads the tweet.
How does the function work?
It may sound pretty funny, but for emergency responders, this is anything but fun. As soon as you get a report that someone has had a violent accident, everything and everyone is ready to help. To then see that person sitting screaming in a cart is not something that makes you happy at that moment.
By the way, are you curious how Crash Detection works? In the article below Jeroen explains it to you in full. He tells you what sensors and measurement units are used and tells you exactly how to use it in case of emergency.