Apple Watch’s incident detection feature still saves users’ lives

TIME.CO, Jakarta – Saving history thanks to the active incident detection function Apple watch it happened again. This time the accident happened in Dover, America. 9to5Mac says Apple Watch feature works for calling 911 and sharing a user’s location after the experience accident Thursday 31 August 2023.

The Kansasville Fire and Rescue Department said on Facebook that the crash occurred around 4 a.m. while it was still dark. First responders were immediately notified of the accident thanks to an automated call from the driver’s Apple Watch.

In addition to automatic calls to emergency services, Apple Watch also shares the driver’s exact location with emergency services. The vehicle, when found at the scene, was upside down, with its roof down and about 100 meters off the main road.

“Emergency workers confirmed the driver was still breathing but unresponsive,” he said from This situation prompted first responders to seek assistance from Flight for Life, a critical care medical airlift service.

Meanwhile, landside assistance was also requested from the Union Grove – Yorkville Fire Department to assist operations in the landing zone. The landing zone was established on Plank Road, just west of the Downy Drive intersection.

The driver was stabilized and transported to Froedtert hospital with serious injuries, where they are receiving treatment and follow-up care.


According to Ronald Molnar, chief of the Kansasville Fire and Rescue Department, he attributes the quick response to the incident entirely to the Apple Watch. He explained that it was still dark and the object’s distance from the main road.

“If it weren’t for the Apple Watch, it’s likely the vehicle would not have been found for at least another two hours,” he said in a statement to the Racine County Eye. “An amazing technology that is clearly impacting people’s lives.”

The Crash Detection feature is available for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models running the latest iOS version. Also on Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE (2nd generation), and Apple Watch Ultra with the latest version of watchOS.

Apple Watch crash detection works by turning on a feature Emergency SOS when a car collision is detected. If the user doesn’t respond to the notification, the iPhone or Apple Watch will automatically contact 911. Then, the user’s exact location will also be shared with the dispatcher, which is the case in this story.

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