911 dispatchers in Utah are dealing with a minor issue thanks to Apple’s new technology that’s designed to alert emergency personnel when you’re involved in a car crash.
Skiers are falling on the slopes, and it’s triggering their iPhone or Apple Watch to send an alert to 911 without the skier even knowing.
The skier can disable the alert, but many don’t notice that it’s been triggered before its too late.
Check out the full report from KSL below:
The 911 dispatchers are urging skiers to not disable the technology in case they’re actually involved in a serious incident, but this has to be frustrating right?
It’s giving me ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ vibes, and I’m not exactly sure what to think of it.
I’m also wondering just how hard do you have to crash to trigger the alert? Do you have to tomahawk down Alta’s High Boy, or will any minor crash cause your phone to alert 911? I need answers.
I’m interested to see if Apple will roll out an update to curb this from happening. These calls are only going to increase as iPhone and Apple Watch users upgrade their devices in the coming months/years.
Shoot me an email if a ski incident triggers the crash detection on your phone or watch. I wanna hear the details. email@example.com