Rolf Winkler, a Wall Street Journal journalist, discussed the new function of the iPhone and Apple Watch.
Which will allow devices to detect traffic accidents and instantly dial 911.
According to a WSJ report citing documents from Apple and people familiar with the topic, Apple aims to offer an “accident detection” function in 2022. The feature would most likely employ iPhone and Apple Watch sensors like an accelerometer to “identify traffic accidents as they happen,” in part by monitoring a quick burst of gravity on contact.
According to Winkler, Apple tested this capability last year by gathering anonymized data from iPhone and Apple Watch users, and the gadgets have reportedly spotted over 10 million possible automobile collisions. The WSJ points out that, like any other beta feature, Apple may decide not to release this one. It’s worth noting that some Pixel smartphone models already come with an accident detection capability.