Recently Google started a news feature Google car crash detection on Pixel phones. The feature was first introduced exclusively to Pixel devices in 2019 for users in the US. Now it’s launched for Indian users. Google Pixel's Car Crash Detection is a safety feature that is part of the Google Pixel smartphones. It is designed to enhance user safety by automatically detecting car accidents and providing assistance when needed.
To use this feature you need to turn on car detection option. Your phone will vibrate, sound an alarm, and ask if you need help, both aloud and on your phone screen,” the support page says.
How it works:
- Emergency assistance
Accident Detection: The primary feature of Google Car Crash Detection is its ability to recognize when you are involved in a car accident. It does so by using the sensors in your Android phone, including the accelerometer and gyroscope, to detect sudden changes in motion and impact forces associated with a collision. This smart technology is designed to distinguish between normal driving events and actual accidents to reduce false alarms.
Automatic Emergency Alerts: Once a crash is detected, the feature automatically sends an alert to emergency services with your location. This immediate notification ensures that help can be dispatched promptly, potentially saving crucial minutes in emergency situations.
In-App Communication: Car Crash Detection also provides an in-app communication platform for users involved in the accident. This feature allows you to contact emergency services, report the crash, and communicate with them, providing critical information even before help arrives.
Location Sharing: Your phone's GPS capabilities play a vital role in Car Crash Detection. The feature shares your precise location with emergency services, helping them pinpoint your accident's location accurately, especially in unfamiliar areas.
Emergency Contacts: Google Car Crash Detection allows you to set up emergency contacts. When an accident is detected, the app will automatically alert these contacts, providing them with information about your situation.
How to set up Car crash detection on your Pixel phone?
- Open your phone’s Personal Safety app
- Tap Features,
- and keep scrolling until “Car Crash Detection” Set up
- to activate the feature Allow permissions for location, physical activity and microphone for it to work in emergency situations