WSJ: Apple Plans Car Crash Detection for iPhone and Watch

Rolfe Winkler, reporting for The Wall Street Journal:

Beginning next year, iPhone users who are in a car accident could have their phone dial 911 automatically. Apple Inc. plans next year to roll out a product feature called “crash detection” for iPhones and Apple Watches, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and people familiar with the feature.

Crash detection uses data from sensors built into Apple devices including the accelerometer to detect car accidents as they occur, for instance by measuring a sudden spike in gravity, or “g,” forces on impact.

Almost enough to make you think Apple sees health as a major new frontier.

Wednesday, 10 November 2021