New Delhi: Apple just released the new iPhone 14 phones. Fault detection is one of the distinguishing features of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro. If it detects an accident involving the vehicle the user is traveling in, the features will automatically alert and dial emergency calls. To illustrate how the feature works, a YouTube user had a car accident. YouTuber TechRax strapped his new iPhone 14 Pro to the front seat headrest of a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis sedan and smashed it into a pile of old cars.
The new Apple feature is supposed to only activate when the device detects a car accident. This TechRax planned for a complete car accident. He crashed into a remote-controlled car in a remote location. What’s more, guess what? The new iPhone 14 Pro detected the car accident and called 911. The YouTube user can be seen hitting the car twice in his video. The accident had a slight impact in the first round. He hit the car at a faster speed in the next round.
Fault detection is activated within 10 seconds of the accident during the experiment. After the malfunction was detected, the iPhone 14 Pro triggered an alarm with a flash alert to notify the user of the incident. An emergency slider has appeared on the screen, allowing users to request help or decline an alert. Next, the device waits 20 seconds for a response from the user before calling emergency services automatically.
In the iPhone 14 series, Apple is using new sensors that can detect a force of 256F. The impact pressure is recorded by a built-in high dynamic range gyroscope and a new dual-core accelerometer. While driving, the user processes data and connects the device to an emergency SOS service in case of an accident. Troubleshooting is also enabled on the recently released Apple Watch Series 8 and Watch Ultra, which have similar sensors.
iPhone 14 users can also configure their medical IDs on the phone. This allows the phone to display a medical ID slider, which helps first responders access medical information.
Apple also stated that iPhone 14 Crash Detection is compatible with the majority of vehicles, including passenger cars, SUVs, and vans. However, if you get into a bike accident, this feature may not be useful. On the iPhone 14 series and newer Apple Watch models, the feature is enabled by default (except for the Watch SE).