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We talked to the guy whose Pixel saved him from hours of suffering in an overturned vehicle

We talked to the guy whose Pixel saved him from hours of suffering in an overturned vehicle

Google bundles a lot of clever software features with its Pixel phones, including Call Screen, Adaptive Sound, and car crash detection. One Missouri man is particularly thankful for that last feature. Late last year, Chuck Walker found himself injured and trapped in an overturned Bobcat loader. According to the story he shared on Reddit this week, his Pixel 4 XL managed to detect the accident and ring emergency services, thus saving him from a very lengthy and unpleasant stay.

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Pixel 4 car-crash detection can now be sideloaded onto older Pixels thanks to Android 11 Preview

Pixel 4 car-crash detection can now be sideloaded onto older Pixels thanks to Android 11 Preview

The first Developer Preview of Android 11 didn't just reveal a barrage of new system features and tweaks to pore through. It also ushered in a dogfood version of the Personal Safety app that can enable crash detection on Pixel phones outside of the 4 and 4 XL. Here's how to sideload the app and get it running:

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Pixels on Android Q might receive automatic car crash detection

Pixels on Android Q might receive automatic car crash detection

Google has been putting a lot of effort into Android users' health and security with features like Digital Wellbeing, but also by helping them stay focused while driving. Now, the company appears to be working on a feature that should help you when you do get into an accident while on the road, regardless of cause. Some strings appeared on Android Q that suggest Pixels will automatically detect crashes.

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