Reports of the iPhone 14 dialling 911 while riding roller coasters
According to reports, the iPhone 14's new Crash Detection function, which is designed to instantly inform emergency authorities when it determines that it has been in a vehicle accident, is having its own accident by mistakenly contacting 911 when riding roller coasters.
The function, which was shown at Apple's product event in early September, employs a high-G accelerometer and an axis gyroscope to identify four different sorts of collisions: front, side, rear-end, and rollover. The function will instantly link the wearer to emergency personnel if the sensors detect an impact. Emergency services are alerted to the collision and its location if the wearer doesn't end the call within 20 seconds. Apple is placing more emphasis on safety measures in its mobile products, and this function is a part of that.
However, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that since the iPhone 14 went on sale in mid-September, emergency officials in the area of Cincinnati's Kings Island amusement park had received six reports about iPhone crashes. Similar warnings have come in from riders on a roller coaster at Six Flags Great America, which is close to Chicago.
The machine learning component of the function uses data from the sensors as well as other components like the Apple Watch Series 8's GPS and microphone to assess whether a crash has occurred. More than 1 billion hours of driving and collision data were used to train it. But according to Apple, the function is only meant to be used while a person is in or on a car.
This does not imply that if you own a new iPhone or an Apple Watch, you should stay away from roller coasters. By briefly switching the smartphone to aeroplane mode or turning the function off in the settings, you may stop the unintentional calls.