iPhone 14 Series Features Upgraded HDR Gyroscope, 256G Accelerometer for Crash Detection

On Wednesday, Apple unveiled the iPhone 14 series at its ‘Far Out’ event. Among the new features included are the much-anticipated addition of emergency satellite services. Similarly, the new Crash Detection mechanism seems to have escaped notice. New and upgraded technology, such as an HDR gyroscope and a high g-force accelerometer, is said to be included in all iPhone 14 models. Apple has claimed that it used public accident data and real-world driving data to fine-tune the functionality of this new feature.

Key Specs

Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic | 4 GBProcessor
6.1 inchesDisplay
12 MP + 12 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera

Apple advertises a new high gforce accelerometer in the iPhone 14 series, which includes the normal iPhone 14, the iPhone 14 Plus, the iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and which is capable of sensing accelerations and decelerations up to 256G.

While driving, the new iPhone 14 series’ microphone supposedly listens for loud noises, such those triggered by accidents. The Cupertino firm has reassured customers that their privacy would be respected since all sound recognition processing will take place locally on the iPhone.

iPhone 14 Series Features

Apple “built enhanced motion algorithms by undertaking head-on, rear-end, side-impact, and rollover crash tests,” so that the Crash Detection function can do its job properly. It has also made use of publicly available crash data. More than a million hours of driving data were used to develop this function.

The iPhone 14 series, thanks to its updated algorithms and hardware, can better identify major vehicle accidents. If an emergency occurs, it will immediately notify the authorities and any pre-set contacts you’ve set.

The installed HDR gyroscope may be able to detect a “dramatic modification in a car’s orientation.” In addition, the iPhone 14 series’ barometer fine-tuned to pick up on changes in air pressure generate by deploying airbags.

Finally, similar to the Watch Series 8, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus have a high-dynamic-range gyroscope and dual-core accelerometer that allow ‘Crash Detection. The Emergency SOS by Satellite function, included with the iPhone 14 , enables users to send messages even when there is no cellular connection so long as they have a clear view of the sky and can aim their phone towards a satellite. There is also a specialised user interface that will direct your phone’s camera in the direction of a satellite. In the United States and Canada, you may use the function at no cost for two full years.

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