Car Crash Detection Loses Pixel Exclusiveness, Going to More Phones

The popular Google car crash detection feature may soon lose its Pixel exclusivity and become available on other Android phones. It has been revealed by a line of code, which suggests a non-Pixel version is on the horizon.

This line of code can be found in the latest Google Personal Safety app. It was discovered by Mishaal Rahman.

It's unclear when the change will occur, but Google seems to be working on it. It might even arrive with Android 13.

What is Car Crash Detection and how does it work? Basically, if it's enabled, it can detect when you've been in a car crash, and call an ambulance on your behalf.

The device uses a number of low-power sensors to detect high-speed movement and audio and therefore can determine if you've been in a car crash.

This does not consume much battery life, not that you will notice, so it may not be a bad idea to keep it running

When Car Crash Detection detects a collision, an alarm will sound, and your phone will ask if you need assistance. Your Pixel will contact emergency response personnel on your behalf if you fail to respond.

Car Crash Detection is great, but it's not the only feature provided by the Personal Safety app. The app may soon launch other features as well. The app can alert users when disasters are approaching, such as floods and earthquakes.

Pixel phones have been equipped with Car Crash Detection since March 2020. It has been useful in a number of cases regardless of whether the person was conscious or not.

The change will surely be mentioned by Google when it comes, but it is coming soon. The code confirms it. Android OEMs must work with Google to implement these features on their phones.

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