‘Crash Detection’ is a traffic accident detection system that is installed on some Apple devices. This is capable of discovering when there has been a serious collision with the vehicle and 20 seconds after doing so, it automatically contacts the emergency services.
The system has saved more than one life since it was incorporated into some apple brand devices. However, an error in the function caused several iPhones to call 911 (the number for emergencies in the United States). by mistaking the motion of a roller coaster for an accident.
Emergency calls occur in the event that the owner of the terminal does not respond to the notification sent by the phone. When this happens, the device sends an audio message to the emergency services to report the situation, providing key data for the rescue, as geographic coordinates with an approximate search radius.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the errors have been detected in recent weeks, specifically among users who have gone to the amusement parks of King’s Island Y dolly woodlocated in the United States.
One of the cases mentioned in the media is that of a woman who was carrying her iPhone 14 Pro, who climbed a roller coaster approximately 33 meters high and reached speeds of more than 50 km/h. She points out that when she got off the attraction she found a series of calls and voice messages from the emergency service They asked about his condition.
The ‘Crash Detection’ function works on the generation of iPhone 14 and on the clocks Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE (2nd generation), and Apple Watch Ultra. The company has not reported that it will take action against this failure, but users could prevent this function from activating if they put the device in airplane mode when they are going to ride a roller coaster.
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