According to Apple’s marketing, the iPhone 14 (approx. 999 euros on Amazon), the iPhone 14 Pro, the Apple Watch Series 8 and the Apple Watch Ultra new sensors that can detect car accidents. The new 256G accelerometer, along with the barometer, microphones and gyroscope, is designed to detect four types of crashes: front, rear, side and also when a car rolls over.
Luke Miani has now put this new feature to the test in the video embedded below. After numerous crash tests, the four vehicles were totaled, but the emergency call was not made by one of the five iPhone 14 Pro or by one of the three Apple Watch Ultra, the Apple Watch Series 8 or the Google Pixel 6 (about 500 euros on Amazon) that were located inside the vehicle cabin.
An earlier test has already shown that Apple’s car accident detection works, at least in theory. Apparently, this feature only reacts to particularly hard collisions. After all, this makes it very unlikely that an iPhone 14 or an Apple Watch Ultra will accidentally dial emergency services if there is no car accident. For some of the crashes in the video, an 911 call wouldn’t be out of place, especially given that users have 20 seconds to cancel the call anyway if they’re in an accident detected by the iPhone 14 or Apple Watch , not hurt.
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