Apple might be planning on bringing a new feature to its iPhones and its Watches. A new report has suggested that its smartphone and smartwatch could soon have a car crash detection feature that would notify authorities like the police or possibly even an ambulance.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino based giant is working on a feature that automatically calls 911 when it detects a car crash. The Google Personal Safety app on Pixel devices is a similar feature, while modern cars also offer a connected car services as well. This includes GM’s OnStar, Subaru’s Starlink, and Fiat Chrysler’s Uconnect. In other words, while certain modern vehicles does offer such a feature, iPhones getting car crash detection would allow more drivers to get help immediately.
Notably, CarPlay is already a in vehicle system from the brand that can be found in a number of new cars, especially in the US. So Apple could very well be building this new feature that will work with its car system and the iPhones to detect car crashes. Keep in mind that this is still an unconfirmed report so take it with a pinch of salt for now. Although, considering how the company has had years to collect data and analytics from its iOS and watchOS users, its crash detection feature might be quite accurate and save a lot of lives.
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