Apple’s next iPhones and Apple Watch could detect car accidents and dial 911 automatically

Apple’s upcoming iPhones and Apple Watches could detect car crashes and dial 911 automatically using a special chip that detects sudden changes in motion

  • The next Apple iPhone and Watch may have a feature that detects a car accident and automatically dials 911
  • The “crash detection” function could be unveiled as early as next year
  • Collisions would be detected using the accelerometer chip, which could see any changes or large increases in gravity or impact force

Apple may not have announced its latest iPhones and Apple Watches until last month, but next year’s releases could have a feature that detects a car crash and automatically dials 911.

The “crash detection” feature could be unveiled as early as next year, according to documents seen by The Wall Street Journal, which first reported on the news.

Smart devices would have the ability to detect collisions using the accelerometer chip, which could see any change or sharp increase in gravity or impact force.

Apple is said to have been testing the feature over the past year, The Journal added.

A new Apple Watch could also have the feature

The next Apple iPhone and Watch may have a feature that detects a car accident and automatically dials 911

Collisions would be detected using the accelerometer chip, which could see any changes or large increases in gravity or impact force

Collisions would be detected using the accelerometer chip, which could see any changes or large increases in gravity or impact force

Apple collected data anonymously from iPhone and Watch users, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Its products have already detected more than 10 million

Apple collected data anonymously from iPhone and Watch users, according to the Wall Street Journal. Its products have already detected more than 10 million “vehicle impacts”, including more than 50,000, including a call to 911

According to the documents, he anonymously collected data from iPhone and Watch users.

The products have already detected more than 10 million “vehicle impacts”, including more than 50,000, including a call to 911.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant used data from 911 calls to improve the collision detection algorithm, the Journal explained, citing the documents.

Apple has not yet responded to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.

Fall detection has been available on the Apple Watch since Series 4, but this advance would go even further.

There have been several cases of fall detection that have saved people’s lives, including one in March when a New Hampshire teacher fell through ice in a pond while ice skating.

As part of the iOS 15 operating system, Apple introduced a feature that measures a person’s walking stability in the Health app.

As part of the iOS 15 operating system, Apple introduced a feature that measures a person's walking stability in the Health app.

As part of the iOS 15 operating system, Apple introduced a feature that measures a person’s walking stability in the Health app.

Users will receive notifications if their stability is “poor” or “very poor” and get suggestions for exercises that can improve gait stability.

The Journal added that the timing of the feature could be changed or Apple could remove everything.

Google’s Pixel smartphone has a feature that allows users to turn on car crash detection, but it’s not available on all Android phones.

Car crash detection is said to be the latest health and safety feature Apple has added to its devices in recent years.

The Apple Watch Series 6 was the first smartwatch to include a blood oxygen level meter.

It also works to detect if a person is depressed by spotting signs in the way a person uses their smartphone.

In 2019, CEO Tim Cook said Apple’s greatest achievement would be “health.”

“I believe if you zoom out into the future, and look back, and ask the question, ‘What has been Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’ it will be a health issue,’ Cook told CNBC’s Jim Cramer at the time.

WHAT DO ACCELEROMETERS ACTUALLY DO AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Accelerometers (mainly used in smartphones, but also smartwatches) are used to measure acceleration forces.

They can measure or detect sudden changes in motion, from events like an earthquake or even in a medical device to detect motion and feel vibrations.

On smartphones, they help change the screen when a person switches it from portrait to landscape mode and vice versa.

In laptops, they can help protect hard drives from damage, including when dropped suddenly.

For cars, accelerometers are able to detect crashes and can help deploy airbags around the same time the crash occurs.

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