Apple iPhone 14 and Watch Sequence 8 get automobile crash detection


Apple simply turned its smartwatch and iPhone into automotive security gadget.

On Wednesday throughout an occasion to debut the iPhone 14, Apple introduced automotive crash detection for the Apple Watch Sequence 8, new Watch SE with WatchOS 9, and iPhone 14 with iOS 16.

Apple Watch Series 8 car Crash Detection

Apple Watch Sequence 8 automobile Crash Detection

{Hardware} modifications for the Sequence 8 watch that allow crash detection embody a three-axis gyroscope and an accelerometer that may measure power of as much as 256 g.

Along with the brand new {hardware}, the watch’s microphone, GPS, and barometer all now take fixed readings. The information is fed into machine studying to detect when a automobile crash occurs.

Apple additionally constructed Crash Detection into the iPhone. The telephone will work with the Apple Watch’s sensors, but additionally detect a automobile crash independently whether or not an Apple Watch is current or not. {Hardware} modifications to the iPhone 14 to allow Crash Detection embody a high-definition gyroscope and a dual-core accelerometer.

Apple stated its been finding out entrance affect, facet affect, rear affect, and rollover collisions for years to develop crash detection. The brand new characteristic is designed to detect a crash in passenger automobiles, SUVs, and pickup vehicles.

Fast to quell privateness considerations, Apple famous all information is saved native to the {hardware} and is simply processed across the time of the crash.

Apple Watch Series 8

Apple Watch Sequence 8

Apple stated the Watch Sequence 8 will value $399 for the GPS mannequin and $499 for the mobile mannequin. The brand new Watch SE will value $249 for the GPS mannequin and $299 for the mobile mannequin. Orders for each will start on Wednesday forward of the launch on Sept. 16.

Set to launch alongside the Watch Sequence 8, the iPhone 14 will value $799 with pre-orders beginning Friday forward of the Sept. 16 launch. The bigger Plus mannequin will value $899 and whereas pre-orders will start on Friday, these wanting the bigger display screen must wait because it launches on Oct. 7.


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