The crash detection feature on the iPhone 14 immediately called the police after an early morning accident in Tasmania, and help was available to the victim within minutes.
According to Australian information ABC NewsAt 1:45 am on Monday, a four-wheel drive truck pulling a horse float crashed into a tree stump in Tasmania. Crash detection called the local police, and although the passenger was unconscious, they were able to reach the scene within eight minutes.
Five people aged between 14 and 20 were taken to hospital and one with serious injuries was taken by ambulance to Melbourne. In accidents involving life-threatening injuries, immediate help can make a big difference. “When people are knocked unconscious in a clash like this, you definitely alert the police immediately,” said Tasmanian Police Inspector Ruth Orr. it was done.
Apple’s iPhone 14 model is only four months old, but it already has multiple collision detection features, as well as a satellite-based Emergency SOS feature that can contact the police in an emergency when WiFi or cellular service is unavailable. accident victims.
Unfortunately, crash detection can also cause false positives, which can be frustrating for emergency responders around amusement parks and ski resorts. In November, Utah’s Summit County dispatcher said there had been a significant increase in accidental 911 calls. Japan news The Northern Alps Nagano Fire Department said it received a total of 134 false alarms between Dec. 16 and Jan. 23, mainly due to collision detection.
Firefighters in Japan do not recommend turning off Crash Detection, despite the inconvenience. “We can’t ask users to turn it off because it’s a feature that’s useful in the event of a very serious accident,” they said.
Apple has already tweaked Crash Detection, optimizing it in the iOS 16.1.2 update to reduce false positives, but a December report found that the 911 dispatcher is still experiencing many accidental I am receiving a phone call. Jamie FitzSimons, Utah’s Summit County Sheriff, said in December that Apple was aware of the problem and needed to do more. “We have been in contact with Apple to ask them to pay more attention to this issue, but it feels like they are trying to put a battleship in the bathtub,” said FitzSimons.