Apple Watch 8 and iPhone 14 have added a car accident detection function, which can automatically alert the user when it detects a car accident. Although Apple said they didn’t want users to use this feature, a young American driver used it. As a result, he was able to be rescued without realizing it. He later wrote to thank Tim Cook.
According to the US “ABC” News report, the man named Nolan Abel lost control while driving at a speed of 110 kilometers per hour in Indianapolis (Indianapolis) at 3:30 a.m. on October 15, and hit a roadside telephone pole , although he tried to stay awake, but was unable to call for help. As a result, the car accident detection function of Apple Watch 8 was activated, and asked whether to call the police. Since he did not respond, the watch then triggered a call to call the police for him. His GPS location was sent to the emergency ambulance unit, which resulted in his eventual rescue within a short period of time.
After he was sent to the hospital, he was fine, and he thanked the Apple Watch 8 he bought a week before the accident, which finally saved his life. He then wrote to Tim Cook to thank him, and Tim Cook replied.
“I’m glad you’re doing well after this horrific accident. Thank you for sharing this story with us, which is why we’re developing this feature.”
(Original: I am so glad you’re ok after this terrible accident. Thanks so much for sharing your story with us. This is exactly why we developed this feature)
APPLE WATCH SAVES LIFE: A man credited his Apple Watch with saving his life by automatically contacting first responders after he slammed his car into a pole. ABC’s Rhiannon Ally reports. pic.twitter.com/WRvfaU07LF
— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) October 28, 2022