Earlier this month, Apple finally released its highly anticipated iPhone 14 series of phones, including the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The Cupertino-based company has added a new feature called “Crash Detection” to the iPhone 14 line.
According to Apple, if the iPhone 14 detects a serious car accident, it can transfer you to emergency services and notify your emergency contacts.
A YouTuber decided to put this feature to the test to see if it works as Apple claims.
TechRax, a YouTube channel, uploaded a video to their channel featuring a new iPhone strapped to the passenger seat headrest of a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis sedan and controlled by a remote. The car then collided with a lot of old and destroyed vehicles.
The crash detection feature didn’t work right away, which surprised the YouTuber. About 10 seconds later, a notification on the phone said, “Looks like you had a crash.”
When the iPhone detects a serious car accident, it will display an alert and, unless you cancel, an emergency call automatically after 20 seconds.
If you don’t respond, iPhone plays an audio message to emergency services informing them that you’ve been in a serious accident and shares with them your latitude and longitude coordinates, as well as an estimated search radius.
The YouTuber then tests the safety feature a second time and successfully detects a crash, ready to call emergency services. According to Apple, Crash Detection is designed to detect “serious car accidents” such as head-on collisions, side impacts and rear-end collisions, as well as rollovers involving sedans, minivans, SUVs, pickup trucks and other passenger cars.