Google Feature Can Save Your Life In Car Accident, Now Available In India

Google's car crash detection feature, first introduced in the US in 2019, is now expanding to India, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, and Switzerland. In India, the feature will be available on the Pixel 4a, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel 8, and Pixel 8 Pro.

Google's car crash detection feature is expanding to global markets, where it will be available on the Pixel 4a and all later models, as well as the Pixel Fold. However, the feature is currently only available in 11 languages, including English, Danish, Dutch, Italian, and Japanese. Hindi is not yet supported.

Google quietly listed the car crash detection feature on its support page, which was first spotted by an Android Central reporter. Google Pixel's car crash detection feature is a personal safety feature that automatically detects and reports car crashes to emergency services.

If your Pixel phone detects a car crash in India, it will automatically dial 112, the local emergency number. After the call is dialled, you will see a prompt on the screen that says "I'm Okay." To stop the emergency call, tap "I'm Okay" within 60 seconds. You can also choose between three options: "No Crash," "Minor Crash," or "Call 112."

Note that when car crash detection is enabled, anyone with your phone can see your lock screen message and emergency information, even if your phone is locked. You can disable this feature in the Personal Safety app.

Be aware that many countries have strict laws against making false emergency calls. If the car crash detection feature is triggered accidentally, be sure to cancel the call within 60 seconds.

How to enable the Pixel car crash detection feature:

Open the Personal Safety app on your eligible Pixel phone.
Click on the Car crash detection option.
Grant the app permission to access your location, microphone, and physical activity.

Once you have completed these steps, the car crash detection feature will be enabled on your Pixel phone.