Google’s Personal Safety app identifies car accidents and calls 911 automatically
The Apple Watch’s fall discovery has already been credited with saving lives, and now Google is implementing that thinking to car safety.
According to XDA Developers, Google is working on a Personal Safety app with car crash discovery.
With the help of multiple sensors, including the accelerometer and the microphone, Pixel phones will try to detect an accident.
If one happens, the phone will loudly sound an alarm, and if there is no response, it will call 911 and give your location to emergency services in the US.
XDA Developers succeeded to catch the Play Store listing that Google posted early, which included many screenshots of the Personal Safety app.
Based on those images, people will have more than one chance after a detected accident to confirm that they are OK and stop an emergency call from being placed.
The demo asks twice for a reply before starting the 911 process.
How Does It Work?
Google says Personal Safety applies a Pixel’s location, motion sensors, and ambient audio from the microphone to recognize if an accident has occurred.
Possibly it is hearing for broken glass or clashes similar to how Alexa Guard can listen to break-ins.
But the company also informs that high-impact actions might stimulate car crash detection.
So there may be times where you will have to tap the “I’m OK” tab to dismiss a false-trigger emergency call.
After verifying that you are OK, Personal Safety will ask what had happened.
You can choose between no crash or minor crash to help develop future detection accuracy.
The Personal Safety listing exhibits that the car crash option will only be accessible in the United States whenever this feature rolls out.
Speaking of, this app may debut as yet another new software trick of the Pixel 4 before extending to older Pixel devices.
There could be some mixup and false 911 call, but car crash detection could also protect many people who are hurt after an accident.
Nearly 40,000 people died in roadway accidents in the US last year.
If this can assist lessen that number, then why not?
Besides road incidents, Personal Safety will also be equipped to automatically message your emergency contacts if you see yourself in a critical situation and require help.
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