According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple is working on a new feature that could arrive on the iPhone and Apple Watch in 2022. It would detect a traffic incident and automatically call the emergency services.
In 2022, the iPhone and Apple Watch could benefit from a feature that would aim to save lives by reducing the response time of emergency services.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple would develop a feature that would automatically detect if a person has been involved in a traffic accident, to warn the emergency services.
The American media indicates that the function appears in internal documents of the company, and that it has been confirmed by people close to Apple.
Even If Apple Is Working Out On It, Nothing Indicates That The Feature Will Be Implemented
However, this does not necessarily mean that it will happen. Let’s not forget that this year, many features that were rumored for the new iPhones never arrived, such as the satellite connection, for example.
However, the Apple Watch already offers a fall detection function. Finally, Google has a similar option in its Pixel smartphones.
“Apple has used data from 911 calls to improve the accuracy of its accident detection algorithm” says the WSJ.
Apple would thus have already identified millions of alleged vehicle accidents, so it already has a fairly accurate study of the effectiveness of such a feature.