A new patent has Cupertino residents working to make accident detection more precise in their new devices.
The detection of accidents in the iPhone or in Apple Watch Asking for help in an emergency is one of the highly valued functions of our devices.
Accident detection currently works on the iPhone 14 models and probably also on the iPhone 15 as well as on the latest versions of Apple’s smartwatches.
This accident detection “is designed to detect serious car accidents such as front, side and rear impacts and rollovers involving sedans, vans, SUVs, pickup trucks and other passenger vehicles,” says Apple itself.
They explain that if an iPhone or Apple Watch detects a serious car accident, it will sound an alarm, display a warning, and send a message to emergency services.
Be that as it may, it is a functionality that has also been criticized due to certain false alarms.
That’s why Apple has filed a new patent application saying it’s working on an improvement Accident detection especially its precision, and for this they would rely on the use of multiple devices, including AirPods.
Apple notes that comparing the forces detected by the AirPods with those of an iPhone and Apple Watch could result in a much more accurate warning.
“In an example of the wearable impact detection device, the head-mountable device may include an earpiece. The headset may include a second motion sensor, an antenna, and a second processor electrically connected to the second motion sensor and the antenna.”
“The second processor may identify a threshold motion detected by the second motion sensor and cause the antenna to transmit a signal containing the second motion data. In one example, the signal is sent to the wearable concussion detection device.”
“In one example, the wearable concussion detection device may include a wearable electronic device. In one example, the wearable electronic device includes a smartwatch. In one example, the portable electronic device may include a smartphone.”
It’s just a patent, but it’s clear that Apple is thinking about a way to make its crash detection feature more accurate than before.