The new accident detection feature that came with the iPhone 14 series introduced last month has repeatedly sent false notifications to law enforcement.
Apple, one of the successful players of the smartphone market, showcased the highly anticipated iPhone 14 models at the Future Time event held on September 7. The company, perhaps for the first time in its history, has made the design and technical feature differences between the standard and Pro models so obvious. Apart from this, one of the biggest innovations brought by the series was the accident detection feature.
Considering the concept of the feature, it is very useful and detects whether users have had a traffic accident and makes an emergency call if there is no response from the user within 20 seconds. However, after various recent events, question marks began to appear in minds that the feature in question did not work well.
iPhone 14 crash detection feature sends false notifications to cops
The speed trains, which are frequently preferred by people, are in a structure that can make tight turns, go up steep slopes and sometimes increase the adrenaline level with an elevated railway designed with inversions. However, it seems that the iPhone 14 series, which was introduced last month, is not very suitable for such devices.
The iPhone 14 Pro of a woman riding the Mystic Timbers roller coaster at the Kings Island amusement park in Ohio automatically called law enforcement repeatedly during the journey and reported the accident. At this point, the new feature sent 911 the wrong notification six times, which included the phrase “The owner of this iPhone was in a serious car accident and is not responding to calls” and the location of the woman.
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After these notifications, when the emergency services went to the scene, he was shocked to see that nothing happened to the woman. Of course, this incident became a hot topic on social media for a short time. In fact, under a Reddit post on the subject, dozens of users responded that the same situation happened to them.
What is Apple crash detection?
Apple introduced Accident Detection with a new dual-core accelerometer that can detect up to 256G of G-force measurements, and a new high-dynamic-range gyroscope.
The iPhone 14 series can detect a serious vehicle accident and automatically call emergency services when the user is unconscious or unresponsive. Apple says it used more than 1 million hours of real-world driving and collision data to develop this technology.