Rollercoaster Triggers iPhone 14 Crash Detection

A theme park close to Cincinnati is having issues with the Crash Detection feature of the iPhone 14, as it is frequently triggering false positives from iPhones on rides

leading to multiple calls to emergency services. Crash Detection is a new safety feature for the iPhone and Apple Watch that utilizes in-device sensors and large databases

While the system has been trained, it appears that roller coasters may still be a potential vulnerability.

Since the release of the iPhone 14 in September, the Warren County Communications Center has received numerous calls from residents reporting crashes on their iPhones.

The facility provided the Wall Street Journal with multiple recordings of iPhone-based detection calls, all of which were triggered by the devices’.

Six Flags Great America, also in the Chicago area, experienced similar issues, with alerts being triggered on multiple occasions.

Although the iPhone and Apple Watch provide a ten-second warning before calling 911, it may not be possible to cancel the call in time.

The park guest might not hear the iPhone over the ride’s noise, or they might have stowed it away for safety.

An Apple representative was quoted as saying in the report that the technology helps people rest easy and that development is ongoing.