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The latest version of Android will reportedly tell you if you're in a car crash

May 13, 2019 / Tarvin Gill

At this point, it's safe to say that our phones have become an extension of ourselves.

It literally holds fragments of our lives in just a body that's as small as your palm. So it makes sense that it should be able to look after us.

XDA Developers have found that there are codes that indicate Google is working on a car crash detection feature in the upcoming Android Q Beta 3 Safety Hub app.

The biggest indicator was a function that has a comment mentioning "automatically launch an alert activity when the device detects you are in a car crash.”

It's similar to the Apple Watch 4 fall detection. The watch has an accelerometer - detects motion - and a gyroscope - detects your orientation. What's even more amazing is this feature has saved a life before.

When you fall, there's a particular motion that your body will contort into. For example, if you fall forward, your hands automaticall...