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Crash detection is one of the new features of the iPhone 14. If the phone detects a collision, then it makes an emergency call after 20 seconds unless the person cancels it. If the occupants are unresponsive, there's an audio message for emergency services that advises them of the incident and the latitude and longitude coordinates. The YouTube channel TechRax puts this system to the test.

The team has a beat-up Mercury Grand Marquis as the test vehicle, and there are a bunch of wrecked cars to crash into. The sedan has a rig using an electric skateboard so that the accelerator works remotely. The seatbelt is around the steering wheel to keep the vehicle going straight.

The first attempt at testing the system we see in this video is a failure for a few reasons. They underestimate the Panther-body Grand Marquis' strength, and it plows through the burnt-out car acting as an obstacle. Also, there's seemingly no control of the brakes, so the sedan goes pretty far before rolling to a stop.

Next, they put multiple cars in the Mercury's way. It's not too hard of a crash, but the collision is enough for the crash detection feature to activate. Like Apple says, the system doesn't start immediately. After several seconds, the phone begins a countdown before calling emergency services. There's also a loud noise that would get the attention of nearby people.

The Mercury only suffered minor damage in this crash, so the team sets things up again. This time, the vehicle has a solid collision and appears to keep driving briefly after making contact. The force is enough for the airbags to deploy. After a delay, the crash detection system starts blaring.

If you're curious about how the Grand Marquis is doing after these crashes, it's still running. These big, body-on-frame sedans have a reputation for being tough, like the Ford Crown Victoria police cars and taxis on the same platform.

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Whoa, now have car crash detection feature. I think it is a good feature since the iphone already has a fall feature.

I have come across ppl who told me they want to get the iphone and iwatch for their elderly parents. In case they fall, auto notify them.

For me I set the emergency sos call to my wife and bro. Under Settings>Emergency SOS. Under the Medical app> Medical ID of my personal health information. Hold the sleep button and volume up button(sleep mode) the SOS and Medical ID buttons will appear on the iphone. Or if you find anyone unconscious who has an iphone just press the buttons. No need face recognition.

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1 hour ago, kobayashiGT said:

 

Crash detection is one of the new features of the iPhone 14. If the phone detects a collision, then it makes an emergency call after 20 seconds unless the person cancels it. If the occupants are unresponsive, there's an audio message for emergency services that advises them of the incident and the latitude and longitude coordinates. The YouTube channel TechRax puts this system to the test.

The team has a beat-up Mercury Grand Marquis as the test vehicle, and there are a bunch of wrecked cars to crash into. The sedan has a rig using an electric skateboard so that the accelerator works remotely. The seatbelt is around the steering wheel to keep the vehicle going straight.

The first attempt at testing the system we see in this video is a failure for a few reasons. They underestimate the Panther-body Grand Marquis' strength, and it plows through the burnt-out car acting as an obstacle. Also, there's seemingly no control of the brakes, so the sedan goes pretty far before rolling to a stop.

Next, they put multiple cars in the Mercury's way. It's not too hard of a crash, but the collision is enough for the crash detection feature to activate. Like Apple says, the system doesn't start immediately. After several seconds, the phone begins a countdown before calling emergency services. There's also a loud noise that would get the attention of nearby people.

The Mercury only suffered minor damage in this crash, so the team sets things up again. This time, the vehicle has a solid collision and appears to keep driving briefly after making contact. The force is enough for the airbags to deploy. After a delay, the crash detection system starts blaring.

If you're curious about how the Grand Marquis is doing after these crashes, it's still running. These big, body-on-frame sedans have a reputation for being tough, like the Ford Crown Victoria police cars and taxis on the same platform.

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What is BMW Assist eCall?

BMW Assist Advanced eCall is an automatic emergency call system which predicts the likely severity of occupants' injuries. It forms part of “BMW Assist”, a safety and convenience option available on all BMWs which also incorporates information and roadside assistance services.

 

Erm....this tech not new, just that it has not been popularised over the years, think it is a subscription service for most automakers.

 

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Very clever, one friend in China who drives a BMW 5 series also got this function. Thus, when he only drink a bit but crash the car lightly, police came and he was taken to jail😂

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1 hour ago, Fitvip said:

Smart watch also has the function?

 

yeah. also have this. for apple watch SE onwards. hahah 

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5 minutes ago, Arogab said:

Very clever, one friend in China who drives a BMW 5 series also got this function. Thus, when he only drink a bit but crash the car lightly, police came and he was taken to jail😂

So smart. hahaha. BMW lost one customer liao. hahaha 

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Apple Siao Lang tests with a beat up car with no humans involved. 

Tesla Siao Lang tests with a new Tesla and their own real kid. 

Tesla Siao Lang got standard. 😁

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19 minutes ago, kobayashiGT said:

So smart. hahaha. BMW lost one customer liao. hahaha 

Wasted no marquis sold in SG .. would have being a good police car

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4 hours ago, kobayashiGT said:

 

Crash detection is one of the new features of the iPhone 14. If the phone detects a collision, then it makes an emergency call after 20 seconds unless the person cancels it. If the occupants are unresponsive, there's an audio message for emergency services that advises them of the incident and the latitude and longitude coordinates. The YouTube channel TechRax puts this system to the test.

The team has a beat-up Mercury Grand Marquis as the test vehicle, and there are a bunch of wrecked cars to crash into. The sedan has a rig using an electric skateboard so that the accelerator works remotely. The seatbelt is around the steering wheel to keep the vehicle going straight.

The first attempt at testing the system we see in this video is a failure for a few reasons. They underestimate the Panther-body Grand Marquis' strength, and it plows through the burnt-out car acting as an obstacle. Also, there's seemingly no control of the brakes, so the sedan goes pretty far before rolling to a stop.

Next, they put multiple cars in the Mercury's way. It's not too hard of a crash, but the collision is enough for the crash detection feature to activate. Like Apple says, the system doesn't start immediately. After several seconds, the phone begins a countdown before calling emergency services. There's also a loud noise that would get the attention of nearby people.

The Mercury only suffered minor damage in this crash, so the team sets things up again. This time, the vehicle has a solid collision and appears to keep driving briefly after making contact. The force is enough for the airbags to deploy. After a delay, the crash detection system starts blaring.

If you're curious about how the Grand Marquis is doing after these crashes, it's still running. These big, body-on-frame sedans have a reputation for being tough, like the Ford Crown Victoria police cars and taxis on the same platform.

Ford Crown Victoria. One of my dream cars last time. So long, so big, so tough and so good.

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2 hours ago, kobayashiGT said:

So smart. hahaha. BMW lost one customer liao. hahaha 

Don't use a smart phone when you are not smart enough😂

I still remember my smart colleague, when he was assigned with a blackberry and he went on a holiday in Korea with his blackberry and notebook. He came back to SG after 12 days and got slap with a $7k bill. For the following month, he was tracking all his mails and his data to proof he did not use that much. But still at the end of the day. After fighting the case, he was given a discount and paid $4k. Thus he was nickname as "$7k Man" after his smart trip🤣

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