"The iPhone 14's new Crash Detection feature, which is supposed to alert authorities when it detects you've been in a car accident, has an unexpected side effect," reports the Verge.

"It dials 911 on rollercoasters." According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the feature has had law enforcement sent to amusement parks on numerous occasions after mistaking a thrill ride's twists, turns, and hard braking for a real emergency....

If the sensors detect that you've been in an accident, your phone will display an alert and call for help if you don't dismiss it in 20 seconds. When it calls law enforcement, it will play an audio message that will alert them of a crash and give them your location.

Six emergency calls were received by Warren County, where Kings Island is located, after the release of the iPhone 14. Users have experienced similar issues in amusement parks across the country.

"My time on the crash-detection beat has proven that the feature can absolutely save a life," Stern acknowledged on Twitter. "There's already proof of it helping in real crashes. But there are situations where it works and it shouldn't and others where it doesn't work and it should. "Such is the story of technology!"

A big thank you to Slashdot reader schwit1 who shared the story.