- Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) aims to launch a product feature called “crash detection” for iPhones and Apple Watches in 2022, the Wall Street Journal reports.
- Collision Detection uses data from sensors built into Apple devices, including the accelerometer, to detect car crashes when they occur, for example, by measuring a sudden spike in gravity, or “g”, forces at impact.
- Apple’s latest iPhone operating system can assess the running stability of users.
- Apple products have already detected more than 10 million suspected vehicle impacts, of which more than 50,000 included a call to 911.
- Apple was testing the crash detection feature in 2020 by collecting data shared anonymously by iPhone and Apple Watch users.
- Apple used data from 911 calls to improve the accuracy of its collision detection algorithm.
- Several years ago, Apple introduced a fall detection feature in its smartwatch that detects when wearers have had a sudden fall and dials 911 if they don’t respond to a notification asking them if they’re okay.
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- Price action: AAPL shares traded down 0.79% at $ 148.59 on the last check on Monday.
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