After reports that the Apple iPhone 14’s crash detection feature detects more than car collisions, there are now reports that it has also been able to call 911 from rollercoasters.
The Wall Street Journal reported that at least six crash-detection calls were received by rollercoaster riders at Cincinnati’s Kings Island amusement park, since the iPhone 14’s release in September.
Another false alert was also reported to have been sent by passengers who rode a rollercoaster at Six Flags Great America in Chicago.
Apple’s website states that if the iPhone 14 detects severe car crashes, it will display an alert. It will then automatically dial 911 within 20 seconds unless the user cancels.
Unresponsive users will be prompted to play an audio message to emergency services. This will inform them that they have been in a serious crash. It also provides the user’s longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates along with an approximate search radius.
Apple claims that users can disable alerts and automatic emergency calls by going to the settings of their phone, then selecting Emergency SOS, then turning on Call After Severe Crashes.