On rollercoasters, the iPhone 14 continuously dialling 911
The iPhone 14’s new Crash Detection function, which is designed to inform authorities if it detects a traffic collision, has an unexpected side effect: it contacts 911 when riding rollercoasters. According to The Wall Street Journal, the function has resulted in police enforcement being sent to amusement parks on multiple occasions after mistaking the twists, turns, and heavy braking of a thrill ride for a true emergency.
Last month, Apple introduced Crash Detection with the new iPhone 14, Watch Series 8, SE, and Ultra, outfitting the devices with a gyroscopic sensor and high-g accelerometer trained on the impact received in simulated automobile collisions. If the sensors detect a collision, your iPhone will show a warning and contact emergency services if you do not dismiss it within 20 seconds.