Tech Giant Google Tests Car Crash Detection in Android Q: Report

The company would also have to ensure that false positives are kept to a minimum

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Google is testing automatic car crash detection for Pixel phones on Android Q operating system (OS), the XDA Developers has reported.

Android Q Beta 3 features a new Google app called ‘Safety Hub’ with the package name com.google.android.apps.safetyhub.

“The functionality from this app is Pixel-exclusive, as is made evident with the Manifest declaration,” the report said late on Monday.

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Though it hints at automatic detection of a car crash, it is not clear how exactly that would be achieved.

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The tech giant could resort to using data from the accelerometer and the microphone, but even that may not be fool-proof in its detection, the report added.

The company would also have to ensure that false positives are kept to a minimum. (IANS)

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