Apple has patented a new original feature designed to ensure the safety of those using its wireless headphones.This feature is designed to protect those who listen to music while driving from potentially dangerous incidents. According to the patent, the new technology is based on the cooperation of the GPS module with the ANC function in the device (iPhone or Apple Watch) to which the headphones are connected. After the GPS module in the iPhone or Apple Watch determines through satellite data that the user is approaching a busy intersection, the algorithm can turn down the volume of the music playing in the headphones or stop it altogether.
In this way, the system will prompt the user to be careful. The company's patent also has an alternative way of working for this function. For example, during the user's movement along the road, this system can reduce the volume of the headset in the user's ear directed towards the road. In addition, if the user is cycling and the GPS module assumes that the road is overloaded, the AirPods headphones can turn down the music volume through the new system. This, in turn, will allow the user to be aware of what is happening around them. It should be noted that the fact that Apple has patented such a system does not mean that it will be integrated into AirPods models in the near future. It is possible that this system will be realized in the AirPods models in the distant future.