Some time ago, Apple added a feature to the Apple Watch called Fall Detection. With its help, the watch can help the user by detecting a hard fall and independently calling the emergency service.
According to the Wall Street Journal sources, Apple wants to develop this idea and add a special function to the Apple Watch and iPhone, which will be able to independently call the emergency services in the event of a car accident. It is reported that special algorithms will track abrupt changes in gravity. The sudden rise will be an indicator that the user may have had an accident.
The authors of the Wall Street Journal, citing internal documents, note that the company began testing a new feature last year. Over a period of time, Apple has been collecting anonymous data using the iPhone and Apple Watch. Moreover, during testing, the devices were able to identify about 10 million potential traffic accidents. About 50,000 of them ended with calls to the rescue service.
The new feature is expected to be officially introduced next year. Most likely, it will become one of the features of iOS 16 and watchOS 9. However, the company’s plans may still change. Sources note that Apple is still working on a new option and its release is not 100% approved.
A source: Wall Street Journal