iOS 16.2 adds optimization for car crash detection

Apple’s recent iOS 16.2 update adds optimizations to the Car Crash Detection feature.

Detection of car accidents

Amid false alarms involving rollercoaster rides, skiing accidents, and strenuous physical activity, Apple has made a few changes to how Car Crash Detection is triggered. However, it appears that the fake calls continue to the dismay of 911 operators and dispatchers.

Car Crash Detection uses various sensors on the iPhone 14 and new Apple Watch models to determine if the user has been involved in a car accident. Once activated, the user is given a certain amount of time to respond, otherwise a call will be automatically sent to the emergency services.

It appears that the iOS 16.2 update has done very little to reduce false 911 calls as the department continues to receive them on a daily basis. 911 representatives say the increased number of calls has put a huge strain on the organization’s resources, though actual calls do come in occasionally.

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