AP: iPhone’s crash detection feature called the police to the scene of a fatal crash
In the state of Nebraska (USA), an Apple smartphone independently called emergency services to the scene of a fatal accident. It is reported by the Associated Press.
According to the agency, the iPhone of one of the participants in the accident automatically notified emergency services about the accident. The accident, which killed six people, occurred on Sunday, October 2, late at night in the city of Lincoln.
The local police told reporters that the Honda Accord car crashed into a tree, the collision occurred at about 2:15 local time. Five people, including the 22-year-old driver, died on the spot. According to emergency services, the smartphone that called the police belonged to a 24-year-old passenger who was found at the scene in critical condition.
The girl was taken to the hospital, but she died later due to her injuries. The police noted that due to the emergency function that worked, the doctors were able to drive to the scene of the accident quickly, but they could not save the victim. “This is the worst fatal crash in Lincoln in recent memory,” Lincoln Police Assistant Chief Michon Morrow said.
The accident detection function in new Apple smartphones is activated automatically when signs of a car accident are detected. In this case, the phone gives an alarm signal and, if the user does not respond, calls emergency services.
Earlier, a TechRax blogger crashed a car to test the iPhone 14’s accident detection function. According to the author, the system worked properly.