The iPhone 14, which was launched recently, has a crash detection feature. Apple claimed, the feature is activated in the phone in case the vehicle you are travelling meets with an accident. It detects a crash and sends SOS messages to your contacts and calls emergency services automatically.
Though the feature is not a big deal and all it needs is a small sensor to detect a crash, a YouTuber went nuts to test it on the field and in the process did not hesitate to wreck a car.
TechRax, a YouTube channel, has uploaded a video to their channel showing a new iPhone 14 Pro strapped to the headrest of the passenger seat of a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis sedan controlled remotely. The Youtuber then collided the car with a heap of old and wrecked vehicles to test whether the crash detection feature gets activated.
Though the feature did not activate instantly, it detected the crash and called emergency number after 10 seconds, confirming the claim by Apple.
After detecting a crash, the phone waits for 20 seconds to give a call to the emergency services. You can deactivate the feature in those 20 seconds but if you are unresponsive, then it will send messages and give a call.
According to Apple, Crash Detection is intended to detect severe car crashes, such as front-impact, side-impact, and rear-end collisions, as well as rollovers involving sedans, minivans, SUVs, pickup trucks, and other passenger vehicles.