IOS 12 Will Share Precise Location Data For 911 Calls

IOS 12 Will Share Precise Location Data For 911 Calls

"When every moment counts, these tools will help first responders reach our customers when they most need assistance".

As 9To5Mac reports, Apple partnered with RapidSOS to offer the company's Next Generation 911 technology as a standard feature of iOS 12.

"911 telecommunicators do extraordinary work managing millions of emergencies with little more than a voice connection".

With iOS 12, Apple adds security features, performance enhancements, Group FaceTime, ARKit 2, and more.

The approach developed by Apple and RapidSOS sends location data from an iPhone to a "clearinghouse" accessible to emergency calling centers.

Apple launched its HELO or Hybridized Emergency Location system in 2015 as part of its answer to this problem.

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Apple has announced a new feature coming in iOS 12 that will automatically share the location of an iPhone with emergency services when users ring 911.

Apple today announced it will also use emergency technology company RapidSOS's Internet Protocol-based data pipeline to quickly and securely share HELO location data with 911 centers, improving response time when lives and property are at risk.

Efforts like HELO, Advanced Mobile Location in Europe, and now Next Generation 911 integration in iOS 12 are meant to combat the fact that roughly four out of five calls to emergency services come from mobile devices, Apple says, despite call centers relying on landline-era infrastructure. Global Positioning System location data will also be used.

Apple maintains that its users' location data will remain private, even when it's shared with authorities.

RapidSOS is free for emergency response centers, but is now used by less than half nationwide.

Some centers already have the compatible software, according to Apple, but others will have to install upgrades to their existing software. The EENA noted that it had been working without success to get Apple to follow Google's lead in supporting AML - Google adopted it for Android in June 2016, with all Gingerbread and later OS releases technically capable of using AML in supported countries.

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