iPhone 14’s satellite-based SOS system has helped save life of two who accidentally drove their car off Angeles Forest Highway in Angeles National Park, plunging 300 feet into the canyon.
Two men in Montrose Canyon, California, United States lost control of their car and fell from the road in the canyon area. They did not sustain serious injuries but faced difficulty contacting people for help due to unavailability of the network. The duo used the feature to send a satellite message to the local authorities. The crash detection feature is available on Apple Watch as well as the Apple iPhone 14 models.
When a severe car crash is detected, your iPhone or Apple Watch sounds an alarm and displays an alert. As per Apple, the Crash Detection is designed to detect severe car crashes—such as front-impact, side-impact, and rear-end collisions, and rollers—involving sedans, minivans, SUVs, pickup trucks, and other passenger cars. Apple had previously rolled out the crash detection feature on the Apple Watch.