This YouTuber crashed a car to test a new iPhone 14 feature
YouTuber TechRax organized a special car to test: Does the iPhone 14's traffic accident detection feature really work?
Spoiler: the car is destroyed during the video
Friday, September 23, 2022, 12:36 Updated: 12:42
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YouTuber and gadget smasher TechRax published a video this week in which the channel's crew took a car, attached equipment to it that allowed them to drive it remotely, and actually sent it, empty of course so as not to endanger humans, on a collision course into the skeleton of an old car in the middle of an abandoned field (the safety of this It is important!).
An iPhone 14 was glued to the headrest of the driver's seat, when the purpose of the video was to check if the accident detection feature that Apple announced with the new operating system, which is based entirely on the sensors built into the device, actually works.
After the test car collided with the skeleton, they ran to the car, and discovered that indeed, although with a slight delay of a few seconds, the iPhone 14 detected an accident situation, and began an automatic countdown at the end of which - it would automatically call the American emergency center, 911. The team of course canceled the countdown so as not to disturb the The rescue services are free.
Although this small impromptu experiment does not necessarily illustrate real-world conditions, its results are certainly encouraging that in the event of an accident, the iPhone 14 (and also Apple watches from the latest series that support the same feature), will indeed detect the collision and contact the emergency services.
The iPhone 14 uses the precise motion sensors, the gyroscope, the accelerometer with gravity acceleration sensing, the GPS, the barometer, and the microphone (to detect noises characteristic of an accident, such as shattering glass or the sound of a thump) along with sophisticated software algorithms, all working together to detect the non-emergency situation. Pleasant of a car accident.
The feature is enabled by default to protect device owners, but we wish you didn't have to check it.