Skiers’ iPhones 14 Crash Detection Calling 911
Beware when taking your iPhone 14 models with you on your next skiing trip! Apple introduced a new safety feature in September called Crash Detection. New devices like the iPhone 14 models and the 2022 Apple Watch models all feature advanced sensors that make Crash Detection work. If your iPhone senses that you crashed, the devices might place an automated call to 911, and first responders will send help to your location. All this sounds great unless you are a skier and had a fall on the mountain… and who hasn’t? Utah skiers are calling 911 by mistake. The skiers are taking their iPhones with them when they hit the slopes. The phone’s Crash Detection feature calls 911 when a skier crashes because they think they have been in a car accident. The 911 dispatchers are receiving three to five calls a day. Skiers have 20 seconds to tell their phones whether or not they have been in a real car accident.
It wasn’t too long ago when people’s iPhone were thinking their fun roller coaster ride was a severe car crash too.