A YouTuber decided to test this feature to see if it really works as Apple claims. Check out the first video of its kind below –
Does iPhone 14 Pro crash detection really work? – Car accident experiment
The channel called TechRax uploaded a video to their YouTube channel showing a new iPhone tied to the passenger seat headrest of a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis sedan, which is controlled by a remote control. The car then crashed into a bunch of old and wrecked vehicles.
The crash detection feature didn’t work instantly, which left the YouTuber surprised. However, about 10 seconds later, a notification appeared on the phone saying “It looks like you have had an accident”.
Credits: TechRax / YouTube
When the iPhone detects a serious car accident, it will display an alert and automatically initiate an emergency phone call after 20 seconds, unless you cancel. If you do not answer, the iPhone will play an audio message for the emergency services, informing them that you have suffered a serious accident and shares the latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates with them, with an approximate search radius.
The YouTuber then continues to test the safety feature for the second time and, once again, successfully detects a crash, ready to initiate an emergency services call. Apple says Crash Detection is designed to detect “serious automobile crashes,” including front, side and rear impacts and rollovers, involving sedans, minivans, SUVs, pickup trucks and other passenger cars.