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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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The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

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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Google’s Cloud Gaming Service Stadia to Share Game Titles, Pricing Soon

Google unveiled its Cloud gaming service at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March

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Google’s Cloud gaming service Stadia’s upcoming unveil would include price reveal and other information such as game titles, the media has reported.

Details including pricing, game announcements and launch info for the new game-streaming service will be shared this summer, according to a tweet from Stadia’s Twitter handle, the CNET reported late on Friday.

Google unveiled its Cloud gaming service at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March.

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The platform is essentially a Cloud-based infrastructure where game developers would be able to design and write games to run directly on the Internet giant’s hardware at data centres.

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The tech giant believes that game developers will no longer be limited to computing and will be able to create games with “nearly unlimited resources”. (IANS)