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Google Pixel car crash detection

Apparently, Google’s Pixel phones can detect car crashes. This was making the rounds on Twitter after a Reddit user wrote on r/GooglePixel that car crash detection saved them from hours of suffering because they had an accident on their own property, where no one would otherwise have found them for a long time. When the phone detects a crash, it calls local emergency services and says, “You are being contacted by an automated emergency voice service on behalf of a caller. The caller’s phone detected a possible car crash, and they were unresponsive. Please send help,” followed by the phone’s latest location. Pretty amazing stuff, that’s being built into more and more products — Apple Watches have a similar fall detection feature. Dave Burke, Google’s VP of engineering for Android, noticed the story and tweeted a photo of the setup they used to train the ML model powering this feature. Worth a click.