YouTuber purposely crashed a car to test if iPhone 14 Pro’s ‘Crash Detection Feature’ will automatically dial emergency services.
After crashing the car, the feature activated an emergency SOS countdown, showing that the crash detection feature works.
Apple said when a severe crash is detected, the iPhone 14 Pro will automatically dial emergency services.
Ukraine-born YouTuber, Taras Maksimuk, has purposely crashed a car with an iPhone 14 Pro strapped to the headrest of the driver’s seat into junked cars to check the reliability of the new iPhone 14 Pro ‘Crash Detection Feature‘.
After crashing the remote-controlled car into a pile of old vehicles, the ‘Crash Detection Feature’ of the iPhone 14 Pro activated an emergency SOS countdown, showing that the crash detection feature works.
In a video shared, a 10-second emergency SOS countdown was activated, which Taras Maksimuk and his team cancelled before it could call emergency services.
Following the test, Taras, whose YouTube channel, TechRax, focuses on making videos about the destruction of iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S, said :
“I can confirm the crash detection works.”
Apple notes that once the 10-second emergency SOS countdown reaches zero without anyone cancelling it, the phone automatically calls emergency services for help.
“If you are unresponsive, your iPhone will play an audio message for emergency services, which informs them that you’ve been in a severe crash and gives them your latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates with an approximate search radius,” said Apple.
Apple on its blog mentioned that :
“If your iPhone 14 detects a severe car crash, it can help connect you to emergency services and notify your emergency contacts.”
“We built an advanced sensor fusion algorithm to deliver accurate crash detection,” says Ron Huang, the VP of Sensing and Connectivity.
“We started by spending years studying vehicle impacts at state-of-the-art crash test labs. We focused on four main types of severe crashes, front impact, side impact, rear-end collision, and rollovers in each crash test.
“We capture data from the new gyroscope, accelerometer, and other sensors in Series 8, including the barometer, microphone, and GPS.”