The iPhone 14 rollercoaster non-emergency

The iPhone 14’s new Crash Detection feature, which is supposed to alert authorities when it detects you’ve been in a car accident, has an unexpected side effect: it dials 911 on rollercoasters. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the feature has had law enforcement sent to amusement parks on numerous occasions after mistaking a thrill ride’s twists, turns, and hard braking for a real emergency…. More here.

Crash detection must be incredibly difficult to make work and I do wonder if Apple is slightly overreaching with this new feature.

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