Just a few weeks ago, a stranded man in Alaska was able to call for help via satellite after being stranded, now reports Montrose Search & Rescue Team of another case in which an Apple iPhone 14 (about 950 euros on Amazon) potentially saved lives. A vehicle with two passengers veered off the Angeles Forest Highway in Angeles National Forest, California, USA, and plunged almost 100 meters into a canyon.
The iPhone 14 of one of the two passengers noticed the fall through Apple’s car accident detection and immediately tried to call 911. When this was unsuccessful due to the lack of a mobile network, the satellite emergency call was automatically activated to connect the driver and front passenger to an operations center and thus plan the rescue operation. Thanks to the GPS coordinates, which are automatically transmitted by the iPhone 14 when the satellite emergency call is made, the position of the two injured people could be determined quickly.
The people were then rescued with the help of a helicopter and taken to a hospital. This rescue operation is one of the first instances where the iPhone 14’s car crash detection and satellite connectivity worked hand-in-hand to call for help. This action shows once again that the possibility of communicating with smartphones via satellite could save numerous lives. After Apple, Huawei, Samsung, Qualcomm, MediaTek and SpaceX are also working on a corresponding feature.
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