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If you’re using collision detection on the iPhone 14, invest in a really good phone holder.

Motorcycle owner Douglas Sonders has a cautionary tale in Jalopnik today about the new crash detection feature in the iPhone 14. He was riding his LiveWire One motorcycle on the West Side Highway at about 60 mph when he hit a bump, causing his iPhone 14 Pro Max to fly from its handlebar support. Shortly after, his girlfriend and her parents received text messages stating that he had been the victim of a horrific accident, causing several hours of panic. The phone even called the police, all because it fell off the handlebars. All thanks to crash detection.

Riding a motorcycle is very dangerous, and the last thing anyone needs is to think their loved one has been in a horrific accident when they weren’t. This is obviously a fringe case, but it makes me wonder what other kinds of false positives we’re seeing as more phones adopt this technology.

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