The iPhone notification may have saved a life. A motorist caused an accident in the middle of the night and lost consciousness. Because of the time of day, there was no other driver on the road who could help. However, the ambulance was alerted. The same man’s phone called emergency services. How does this work?
The phone provided the exact location of the collision in Rotterdam, enabling emergency services to arrive quickly. The victim was released from his car and taken to the hospital. It is not clear how he is doing now.
The emergency services got to him so quickly because of his phone. The latest Apple models detect an accident themselves. Relates to iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models with the latest iOS software. Many Apple Watches also have this function. Incident detection, as Apple calls it, is set by default.
When the device “senses” a collision, it will sound an alarm and display a warning on the screen. People who are able to respond can call the emergency services themselves or cancel the call.
If no action is taken, the phone or watch will call emergency services after 20 seconds and provide the location of the emergency situation. The device also alerts so-called emergency contacts and He says there was a serious accident.
In addition, medical data – if entered – is displayed so that emergency services can know what kind of person you are dealing with.
Press three times
Apple is not the only one with such a feature. For example, people with a Samsung device can send an emergency call by quickly pressing the power button three times. Older Apple devices also have a similar function.
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