How to activate car accident detection on your Google Pixel

The Google Pixels are updated with important news, and one of those news could save our lives. After more than a year of waiting, the car accident detection already found available in Spain.

Now our Pixel mobile can automatically call 112 in the event of a car accident, a feature that we have to activate from your emergency options, as we will see below.

Activate car accident detection

Car accident detection

To activate the detection of car accidents in our Pixel we have to open the application drawer and touch on the application Emergencies. There we will see that we already have the new option activated Activate car accident detection.

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By pressing on Activate we will see a small explanation of how does it work. It informs us that our Pixel will use location, motion sensors, and ambient sound to detect if an accident has occurred. In the event of an accident, the mobile will vibrate and sound an alarm at full volume asking if we want to call emergencies. If we do not answer, he will call 112.


To activate the detection of car accidents, it will be necessary to accept several permits, such as access to our physical activity so that it detects when we are driving, the permission to the location that we will always have to allow and not only when the application is in use, and the permission to record audio so that the application can listen and analyze the ambient sound.

Once all the permits have been accepted, the detection of car accidents will be activated, a feature that will always work in the background. In addition, it allows us to start a demo test, simulating that the mobile has detected an accident so that we can see how it will vibrate and sound and how with voice commands we can reject or accept the emergency call.


The Google Pixel will not only call 911 but also will share our location with 112 in case we are unconscious and we cannot provide where we have had the accident.

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