Google Pixel smartphones are famous not so much for their hardware as for various software chips. Since October 2019, the US has launched the Car Crash Detection function on Pixel devices (part of the Personal Safety application), which uses smartphone sensors to determine that the user has had an accident quickly. The program requires you to confirm whether everything is in order or otherwise. It allows you to call 911 with one click.
Recently Reddit user Chuck Walker told about an incident in which Car Crash Detection saved him from a long wait for help. He rolled over on a small forklift and lost consciousness. When Chuck woke up, he started screaming for help because he was injured, when suddenly he heard in one earpiece that the 911 dispatcher was calling him. The rescue officials said that Chuck’s location was found, a fire brigade from Southern was coming to him Platte Fire Protection District, and his wife has already been notified of the incident.
If the Car Crash Detection function were disabled, Chuck would have to wait for help for a long time because he rolled over on his property. And even though the injuries were not life-threatening, he could suffer from hypothermia. Also, there was a danger of fuel leakage and ignition. The Pixel 4 XL, on the other hand, automatically determined that there was an accident, and while Chuck was unconscious, it called 911.
Car Crash Detection is available on Pixel 3, 4, 4a, 4a (5G), and 5 smartphones in the US, UK, and Australia. It is disabled by default and can be activated in the Personal Safety application.