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The iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 can detect when you’re in a car crash | Autoblog

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Watch can detect crashes and call for help if you don’t respond within 10 seconds

Google has offered car crash detection for some time on certain Pixel smartphone models, and the newly announced iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro have it. But the Series 8 is one of — if not the only — smartwatch on the market with the feature.

Car crash detection on the Series 8 — which was rumored late last year — is enabled by a new three-axis gyroscope and “high g-force” accelerometer that samples data four times faster than the previous generation (and up to 256 Gs of force). Leveraging an algorithm running on the device, along with the barometer, the Series 8 can detect crashes in most types of vehicles and automatically notify emergency contacts and services if the user doesn’t respond within 10 seconds, Apple said.

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