New Apple video shows how iOS 16 car crash detection works in iPhone 14/Pro lineup

After the fall's new product launch, Apple recently shared a video explaining how to use the default on all iPhone 14 series models, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and Apple Watch SE 2 enabled new car crash detection.

In a new support document released by Apple, Apple said the crash detection feature is designed to detect serious car crashes, such as those involving sedans, minivans, SUVs, pickup trucks, and other passenger vehicles. Apple warns that the feature cannot detect all crashes.

Apple says users will be able to interact with their Apple Watch while wearing it if a serious car crash is detected. Otherwise, the user will interact with the iPhone.

According to Apple, a supported iPhone or Apple Watch will display a warning and sound an alert when a serious car crash is detected. If users are able, they can call emergency services by swiping the emergency call slider on their iPhone or Apple Watch or turning off the alarm. If they do not respond to the alarm after 10 seconds, the device will start another 10-second countdown. If they still don't respond, the device calls emergency services.

The car crash detection feature utilizes sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes on a supported iPhone or Apple Watch. Apple says the feature also relies on "advanced motion algorithms designed by Apple, trained on more than a million hours of real-world driving and crash-recorded data" to improve accuracy.

Apple's video and support document outline additional information about the crash detection feature, including important safety considerations.

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