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Apple’s new AirPods patent: can automatically adjust the volume to avoid accidents for users

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Apple’s new AirPods patent: can automatically adjust the volume to avoid accidents for users



 

Apple’s new AirPods patent: can automatically adjust the volume to avoid accidents for users.

According to  media reports on July 11, there are rumors that Apple is upgrading AirPods with health-related features, such as heart rate monitoring.

Apple’s latest patent shows that the company also hopes that AirPods will help users avoid accidents on the road or on noisy construction sites.

 

In a series of patents submitted by Apple to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Apple mentioned a background sound system (Contextual audio system), the system can automatically adjust the volume to ensure that users can hear the important surrounding , such as emergency sirens and car horns, this measure can prevent users from accidents on the road or in noisy environments.

 

 

Specifically, the background sound system can determine the user’s travel direction and speed through GPS data and other sensor parameters collected by the user ‘s mobile phone or Apple Watch, thereby adjusting the volume of the corresponding left or right earphone.

 

It is not difficult to see from the exposed patent image that when the user is riding along the road, AirPods can automatically adjust the volume to remind the user to pay attention to the road ahead.

 

In addition to sports traffic scenarios, the system can also be activated in emergency situations such as flood warnings and weather warnings.

 



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