Fall detection of Apple Watch has been accredited for life-saving. Now, Google is trying to apply similar thinking to car safety. Google is working on a Personal Safety app having “car crash detection.” Pixel phone will now attempt to detect a car accident with the help of several sensors such as accelerometer, microphone, etc. For instance, if an accident occurs, the phone will vociferously sound an alarm. If there’s no reply, the app will call 911 automatically. The app will provide an individual’s location to emergency services in the US.
The prematurely posted play store listing by google consisted of a number of screenshots of the Personal Safety app. Those images show that there will be an option to confirm that people are okay after accident detection. There also will be an option to stop an emergency call from being placed. The images showed that there would be two opportunities to respond before commencing the 911 process. Google explained about functioning of the app. According to Google, the app uses the Pixel’s location, sensors, “ambient audio” from the microphone to detect the accident. It will be more like Alexa Guard’s listening ability of break-ins. The app will listen for crushed glass or collisions. Google also warned that “high-impact activities might activate car crash detection.” People may have to stop emergency calls by pressing “I’m OK” in case of false car accident detection. After the confirmation, the app asks for the reason, and an individual can pick between minor crash or no crash to support improving future accuracy in detection.
However, there may be occasional mixup and mistaken call, but the feature could also save several people who are injured after an accident. In the US, around 40,000 people died due to road accidents. If the app can help to lower the number, then it will be advantageous. Apart from road incidents, the app will also help an individual to message emergency contacts in case of dangerous situations and need help.