Watch video: Testing iPhone 14’s car crash detection feature; does it really work?

Apple launched the hugely awaited iPhone 14 series during the ‘Far Out’ tech event on September 7 and since then many users have shared their experiences on the performance of this new series.

The iPhone 14 series of phones includes the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. One of the most exciting features in the latest series is the ‘Crash Detection’ feature, which not only allows the phone to detect severe car crashes but also enables it to make calls to emergency services, claimed by the company.

This feature can make a huge difference and certainly save lives. But according to many users, it seems a far-fetched idea and to verify the claims, recently a user decided to test the feature. The owner of YouTube channel TechRax simulated a real-car crash to confirm whether this feature actually works or not.


Check out the video here:

The video shows that a new iPhone is being strapped to the headrest of the seat of a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis sedan and it is being controlled by a remote controller. The car then crashed into a pile of wrecked vehicles, which appears very much like a severe car crash.

The crash detection feature didn’t work immediately but after 10 seconds later, a notification popped up with a message saying “It looks like you’ve been in a crash”. According to the company, when an iPhone of this series detects a severe car crash, it initiates an emergency phone call only after 20 seconds if the user does not cancel the option. And, in case the user becomes unresponsive then the iPhone plays an automatic message for the emergency services and also shares the user’s latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates with them, with an approximate search radius to make it easier for them to the user.

The YouTuber crashed the car twice into the pile of old vehicles and both times, the feature worked. According to Apple, this ‘Crash Detection’ feature has been designed to detect ‘severe car crashes’ including front-impact, side-impact, and rear-end collisions, and rollovers—involving sedans, minivans, SUVs, pickup trucks, and others. passenger cars.

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