Apple brings Crash Detection optimizations for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models
Apple has rolled out iOS 16.2 today, bringing Crash Detection optimizations for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models to improve the accuracy of the feature, which detects when a user has been involved in a serious crash, and automatically calls the emergency services.
Crash Detection uses a new dual-core accelerometer capable of detecting G-force measurements of up to 256Gs and a new high dynamic range gyroscope, enabling the hardware to detect a severe car crash and automatically dial emergency services when a user is unconscious or unable to reach their iPhone.
Apple has seen many users report that Crash Detection has mistakenly called emergency services in instances of false positives, with some coaster parks, for example, displaying sings to visitors asking them to turn off their Apple devices to avoid the accidental trigger of the SOS feature at the park.
With iOS 16.2, Apple says it has included Crash Detection optimizations, with the iPhone maker previously saying that it is committed to improving the accuracy of the feature over time, with the recent release of iOS 16.1.2 also including Crash Detection tweaks.