Pixel phones can automatically record and upload video in an emergency

The Personal Safety app is a feature that Google only offers on its Pixel Android phones. It has added many features over the years such as a safety check in that notifies emergency contacts if they don't respond to your calls on time and the ability for you to dial 911 automatically if you are involved in an accident. Now, XDA-Developers as well as Android Police highlight a new feature that automatically records video if you activate your Emergency SOS.
The update was downloaded from Google Play and installed on a Pixel phone. The update informs users that the device can record continuously for up 45 minutes after activation, provided your phone has sufficient storage. The video will automatically be backed-up to your Google Account if there is an internet connection. It will then be kept for seven days. You can tell the app to share automatically to send the link to that video file to any Emergency Contacts.

You can access the Personal Safety app settings on a Pixel phone to activate the Emergency SOS feature. Users must press the power button five times to activate Emergency SOS. The phone will remain active even though it is not in use. A notification icon and a reduced viewfinder indicate that the recording is taking place. Depending on your settings, the SOS can perform other functions, such as calling 911 or playing (or not) an alarm sound when activated. It can also share information with emergency contacts.

Google also tested an early version of Emergency SOS on other phones. However, the feature set and app are currently only available for the Pixel line.