The latest features available in iPhone 14 models helped save the lives of two people in a serious car crash on the Angeles Forest Highway in the Angeles National Forest in California, USA, according to a MacRumors report. This year’s iPhone 14 model has emergency SOS via satellite and collision detection, both very useful features that have helped him locate and rescue victims involved in accidents.
The incident occurred when the car lost control, traveled uncontrollably on a mountainside, and fell into a canyon about 300 feet away, the MacRumors report added.An Apple iPhone 14 in the car detected the crash. and sent information to rescuers via an emergency SOS function via satellite in the absence of cellular connectivity.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted about the incident.
Lawmaker notified of fire next to vehicle via emergency satellite service on iPhone
— Montrose Search and Rescue, California (@MontroseSAR) December 14, 2022
One of Apple’s relay centers received an emergency SOS via satellite text message from the victim. A relay center employee then called the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office for assistance. A research and rescue team at Montrose then identified those involved in the crash. The victim was then airlifted by helicopter and taken to a local hospital. Victims were treated for minor to moderate injuries, the report added.
Officials involved in the rescue operation confirmed that Apple’s emergency satellite service helped save lives. The search-and-rescue team said information about the “exact latitude and longitude of the victim” was provided by Apple’s call center.
— Seb (@SEBLASD) December 14, 2022
Note that this is not the first time an Apple product has helped save a user’s life in an emergency.Emergency satellites with Apple’s collision detection and SOS features have been used to save lives many times in the past. I came. Both of these features are available to all iPhone 14 users in select regions around the world, enabling the SOS feature to be activated in an emergency, even without WiFi or cellular signal or connectivity.
However, Emergency SOS via satellite currently works only in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Apple gives him two years of free use for users in these countries.