When a device abruptly stops working, typically as a result of a car accident, a feature that automatically automatically send alerts to emergency services is introduced by Apple in its most recent iPhone 14 and Apple Watch 8 series.
Currently, the feature is backfiring, as evidenced by the 71 crash notifications issued by a ski resort in the US (automatically sent by Apple devices). None of these automated calls were emergencies, according to Summit County’s 911 Center; the skiers merely stopped on the slopes without medical assistance.
The iPhone 14 series’ “collision detection” and “fall detection” features will immediately dial 911. The emergency center will then call the number back; in theory, if the caller doesn’t answer, 911 has already been called. encountered an accident, necessitating the dispatch of an ambulance.
These calls involve “a huge amount of resources, from dispatchers to deputy to ski patroller,” according to Trina Dummer, interim director of the Summit County 911 center, but there were no calls. which of these is truly a crisis.
Each day, Grand County dispatchers, Vail Police Department dispatchers, and Pitkin County dispatchers receive about 20 automated calls. Emergency responders were called to each skier’s last known location after the skiers repeatedly left their phones in the pockets of their layered clothing and were unable to pick them up. an iPhone. Because they cannot determine which of these calls for assistance is an emergency, rescuers rarely refuse them.
According to Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin, Apple responded to dispatch supervisors, informing them of the incident and informing them that a fix is being developed in Cupertino.