Once again, the iPhone 14 crash detection generates false alarms
Fire departments around ski resorts in Japan are receiving more emergency call-outs than normal as a result of false alerts generated by Apple's Crash Detection function on the iPhone 14 series.
Due to an increase in automated attempts to call for assistance when it is not necessary, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry has issued a warning to smartphone users regarding crash-detecting technologies in smartphones and other devices, according to AppleInsider.
The Kita-Alps Nagano Fire Department, which serves five towns in the prefecture of Nagano, has struggled with this issue.
According to the study, from December 16, 2022, and January 23, there were 919 emergency calls, 134 of which were erroneous, with the majority being caused by crash detection in a skiing region.
Similar to this, from January 1 to January 23, the Gujo City Fire Department in the Gifu Prefecture received 351 emergency calls, 135 of which were false alarms.
Although the function may be disabled, a fireman said that because it is useful in situations when a severe accident has already occurred, "we can't ask people to disable it."