The iPhone 14 and 14 Pro mobile phones were launched on Friday last week, and one of the new features is accident monitoring and automatic emergency calls, with which the phone calls the authorities in the event of a car accident. We didn’t try it with the iPhone 14 Pro we have right now, on the one hand, iSTYLE probably wouldn’t be happy with it, and on the other hand, there aren’t too many cars or Bone123 to smash. THE TechRax On the other hand, a YouTube channel tested what the accident monitoring and alarm is like on the new iPhone, by driving a car into wreckage in the middle of a field.
The video clearly shows that the phone recognizes the accident even in the event of a minor collision and triggers an alarm. The mobile counts down for ten seconds before calling the authorities, displays an emergency display and tries to draw attention to itself with a loud beep. In these ten seconds, the user has time to prevent the authorities from being alerted, the phone must be confirmed twice that the owner is okay and that there was no accident. But if an accident has actually occurred, the mobile also makes it easier to initiate the call, in which case you can immediately dial for help by calling from right to left in a similar way to receiving the call.
The new phones and the new Apple Watch have an updated dual-core accelerometer and gyroscope, which can measure forces up to 256G. In addition, the devices use the built-in barometer – for example, to detect changes in pressure caused by airbags -, GPS – to detect changes in speed -, microphones – an algorithm monitors whether you hear sounds characteristic of car accidents – and according to Apple, according to Apple, one million hours tested different types of accidents in order to recognize them as accurately as possible. TechRax’s video highlights that you don’t have to suffer nearly as bad an accident as Apple’s promotional videos suggest.