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Apple to Add “Crash-Detection” and 911 Auto-Dial Features to iPhones

Apple to Add “Crash-Detection” and 911 Auto-Dial Features to iPhones

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Apple Inc. has introduced new plans to add a unique “crash detection” feature on iPhones next year. The feature will be built by incorporating sensors into the phone which can detect car accidents as they happen. For instance, the crash detection diagnostic will be able to measure the car’s acceleration and identify a sudden spike or force.

This new move by Apple Inc. aims to add safety functionality to its mobile phones and gain an edge over rivals in the industry. Previously, its smart watch came with an in-built fall detection feature which could dial 911 after the user experiences a fall. Recently, Apple introduced a function on its iPhone operating systems to help measure and assess walking steadiness of users.

In the past year, Apple has been researching and understanding data collected from iPhone users to determine vehicle impacts. The 911 dial feature could improve safety and give users auto-dial functions in case of emergencies. However, no formal documents have yet been revealed by the corporation to determine the launch of the new feature.

Other companies which have previously introduced crash detection features in their devices include Google Inc., General Motors and OnStar. Apple will soon add more health and safety algorithms to its devices which could detect abnormal blood pressure, depression and cognitive issues.