Samsung joins Apple and Google in the select group of handsets that alert emergency services in the event of an accident.
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Every day, our smartphones encompass more aspects of our lives, including personal safety and well-being, an area that manufacturers have been focusing on in recent times.
Thus, in addition to the well-known motion sensors, environmental noise detection, or fall detection, there are a few devices capable of alerting emergency services in the event of a traffic accident. Specifically, we are talking about two brands, Apple’s iPhone from its 14th model onwards and Google’s Pixel from its fourth generation.
This is a feature that can save the user’s life, technology at the service of people in its highest expression
It is noteworthy that a major manufacturer like Samsung, which has always championed the well-being and safety of its consumers, was not part of the select group of devices notifying emergency services in the event of an accident. However, colleagues at Android Police (via Mishaal Rahman) have discovered that in the latest generation of foldable book-type phones, the Galaxy Z Fold 5, and the brand-new Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra, there is a sensor designed to detect traffic accidents.
Car crash detection is a potentially life-saving feature available on Pixel phones and recent iPhones, but so far no other OEM has implemented it.
There's hints that the Samsung Galaxy S24 and Z Fold 5 could be getting a feature like this, though.https://t.co/vYHfFmYR6p
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) January 29, 2024
This is achieved thanks to the accelerometer and gyroscope sensors equipped in mobile devices, in combination with the microphone, motion sensor, and GPS. Its use has already been tested in other brands, as mentioned earlier, with excellent results. Therefore, we understand that Samsung, by introducing it directly into its premium range for 2023-2024, should have a result commensurate with something as serious and urgent as notifying of a traffic accident.
However, Samsung has not announced the function yet, and it is not available, likely still in the testing phase. Therefore, it is expected to be launched in the coming weeks, perhaps with the arrival of One UI 6.1, not ruling out that we may have to wait a bit longer to see it.
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