Google testing automatic car crash detection in Android Q, but will your phone get it?

Srivishnu Ramakrishnan

Google at times, has provided Pixel users Pixel-exclusive features like the Night Sight, unlimited original quality photos backups, and more. But if the rumors are to be believed, the company might add one more exceptional Pixel-exclusive feature for its Pixel users.

According to a recent report on XDA developers, have found references to a safety feature called the “Safety Hub” with the package name manifest declaration can be seen confirming it below;

<uses-feature android:name="" android:required="true"/>

Strings present within the app hint that Google is working on a feature that will detect when you are in a car crash;

<string name="car_crash_alert_icon_description">Car crash icon</string>
<string name="car_crash_detection_dogfood_title_text">Car Crash Detection Dogfood</string>
<string name="car_crash_dogfood_app_name">Car Crash Dogfood</string>
<string name="car_crash_permission_preference_title">@string/car_crash_permissions_menu_item_text</string>
<string name="car_crash_permissions_menu_item_text">Car Crash Dogfood Permissions</string>
<string name="dogfood_welcome_text">u0009Welcome to the car crash detection dogfood. In order to properly use this feature, please enable the following permissions. Once you enable them, this dogfood will automatically launch an alert activity when the device detects you are in a car crash.</string>

Moreover, there are two graphics icon set included within the app feature;

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Besides, the strings show that it will be an automatic crash detection feature. But, it is not clear how Google is aiming to achieve that. It also did not reveal that what happens after the crash has been detected. Until, no official response from Google, we can only be served with half-baked information.

Source: XDA Developers

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