I’m not the first person to be saved by paramedics alerted by an
emergency call initiated by Crash Detection. There have also been
complaints of emergency workers inconvenienced by false alert
calls related to events including roller coasters, where
the user didn’t cancel the emergency call in time.
But I literally have some skin in the game with this new feature
because Crash Detection called in an emergency response for me as
I was unconscious and bleeding on the sidewalk, alone and late at
night. According to calls it made, I was picked up and on my way
to an emergency room within half an hour.
Because my accident occurred in a potentially dangerous and
somewhat secluded area, I would likely have bled to death if the
call hadn’t been automatically placed.
Man, what a harrowing story. Best wishes to Dilger for a speedy recovery.