Apple didn’t destroy any cars to show how the iPhone 14’s crash detection works, but this YouTuber had a different idea – Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Apple Inc. AAPL may not have featured crashing vehicles as a way to demonstrate its latest iPhone 14 collision detection feature, but one YouTuber went ahead and did just that.
What happened: YouTube the “TechRax” channel set up a remote-controlled car to crash head-on into a pile of junkyard-grade vehicles to test the collision detection capabilities of the iPhone 14 Pro.
The people behind the canal ran over the vehicle twice. The iPhone activated collision detection each time and attempted to call emergency services after a ten second countdown.
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Why is this important: Apple Support recently released its own YouTube video that explains how the Collision Detection feature works on products like the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and Apple Watch Series 8, SE, and Ultra.
Apple reminds viewers in the video that “no configuration is required” and that crash detection is enabled by default on these devices. The feature can be disabled in the Emergency SOS settings.
Collision detection works by using a high-speed accelerometer, GPS, barometer, microphone, and advanced motion algorithms, according to Apple.
The latest iPhone series and Watch Series 8 – starting price at $399 – launched on September 7 with the iPhone 14 starting at $799 and the iPhone Plus at $899.
Price action: On Wednesday, Apple shares closed down 2% at $153.72 in the regular session and fell 0.8% in after-hours trading, according to data from Benzinga Pro.
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