In a bid to enhance user safety and provide valuable assistance during critical moments, Google introduced the ‘Car Crash Detection’ feature for Pixel phones back in 2014. As the name implies, this innovative feature is designed to swiftly detect if a user has been involved in a car accident. Initially, its availability was limited to the United States. However, Google has taken a significant step forward by extending this life-saving feature to additional countries, with India being one of the latest beneficiaries. This expansion marks a pivotal move toward ensuring road safety and prompt emergency response on a global scale.
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Google Pixel Car Crash Detection
The Pixel’s car crash detection feature has now extended its reach to five more countries, welcoming users from India, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, and Switzerland to its ranks. This expansion was officially updated on Google’s support page and brought to light by the keen-eyed Mishaal Rahman. With these latest additions, the car crash detection feature now spans across 20 countries worldwide, further strengthening its global presence and the potential to aid users in times of need.
⚠️ NEWS – Car Crash Detection is now available for Google Pixel Users in India. If you’re in an accident, here’s what your Pixel will do –
✅ Start vibrating & sound an alarm at max volume
✅ Ask you if you’re okay or not
✅ Automatically call 112 helpline & share your Location… pic.twitter.com/pPLS2KBEG0
— Parth Monish Kohli (@Pmkphotoworks) October 31, 2023
This feature functions by automatically reaching out to emergency services and sharing your location if it detects the possibility of a car accident. Additionally, in the event that someone is present at the accident scene and accesses your phone, they will be able to view your lock screen message and access critical emergency information.
Finally Google activates Earthquake alerts in India via a new Play System Update. Earlier, the option was made visible but backend support was missing.
Interestingly, Pixel’s car crash detection feature is also paving its way to India, along with Austria, Portugal, Switzerland. pic.twitter.com/KriLZUWeIo
— Simranpal Singh (ਸਿਮਰਨਪਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ) (@simransingh931) October 31, 2023
To activate the Pixel Car Crash Detection feature, follow these steps:
Launch the Personal Safety app on your phone.
Tap on “Features.”
Scroll down and locate “Car crash detection.”
Select “Set up.”
Grant permission to share your location by choosing “Allow while app is in use.”
Allow access to your microphone and physical activity when prompted.
Save your emergency information within the Personal Safety app.
Please note that emergency service numbers may already be pre-saved on your phone, especially in India, where these numbers are readily available with every telecom provider.
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The Pixel Car Crash Detection feature is accessible on Pixel 4a and newer models, including the recently released Pixel Fold. This functionality relies on your phone’s location, motion sensors, and sounds in the vicinity to identify potential car accidents. To ensure its proper operation, the feature necessitates permissions for location, physical activity, and microphone access, which is why granting these permissions is necessary during the setup process.
SEE ALSO: Apple’s iPhone Crash Detection System Rescued A Couple In A Car Accident; Here’s What Happened