The most recent iPhone 14 models from Apple assisted in saving two victims of a terrible vehicle accident in California, US. Rescue teams were able to get to the scene just in time thanks to the phone’s Emergency SOS via Satellite & Crash Detection functions. When an automobile veered down the edge of a mountain, it caused an accident on Angeles Forest Highway. The car dropped perhaps 300 feet into a deserted canyon. Since there was no cellular coverage nearby, the Crash Detection feature on an iPhone 14 in the car activated and sent information to rescuers using the phone’s Emergency SOS via Satellite feature.
Details about Apple iPhone 14 crash detection feature saves couple lives after car fell 300 ft into a remote canyon
One of Apple’s relay centers received an Emergency SOS through a Satellite text message from the accident victims. A relay center employee subsequently made contact with the police to request assistance. The crash victims were identified by the Montrose Research and Rescue Team, who then used a helicopter to take them out and transport them to a nearby hospital where they will be treated for mild to moderate injuries. Throughout the rescue, a video was taken.
A prior rescue operation also made use of Apple’s Emergency Satellite through the SOS function. In one instance, this function was used to rescue a person who had become lost in a remote area of Alaska. Responders have been successfully informed of further accidents via the Crash Detection function. However, this feature has resulted in a lot of false alerts being sent to emergency helplines. To resolve the problem, Apple has urged all owners of iPhones in the 14-series to update to iOS 16.2.
All iPhone 14 users have access to both safety features, which can be used in an emergency when there is no WiFi or cellular connection.
Currently, the Emergency SOS by Satellite feature can be used for free for two years in the following countries: the US, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK. Apple has not yet provided information on future prices or their availability in India.