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Google Will Provide More Accurate Location Data To 911 Call Centers

7 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

More accurate location data will enable emergency services to reach people in need quickly and thus help them out in a timely manner. It could be the matter of life and death for some people. To aid in these efforts, Google will now be providing more accurate location data to 911 call centers of callers who use Android smartphones.
Google has teamed up with T-Mobile and emergency technology companies RapidSOS and West for this service. It will send location data from its Emergency Location Service to 911 call centers when an emergency call is placed by someone with an Android device. The...
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Google and T-Mobile combine to give U.S. 911 operators a better idea where callers are located

Google and T-Mobile combine to give U.S. 911 operators a better idea where callers are located

7 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

According to Google, 80% of 911 emergency calls come from a mobile phone. That leads to a major problem facing 911 operators, which is the ability to pinpoint the location of the caller. The technology employed at emergency call centers is just not good at giving dispatchers an exact address where they need to send EMT or police when an emergency call comes in from a cellphone.
Google addressed this issue a couple of years ago by launching Emergency Location Service for Android phones. ELS uses GPS, Wi-Fi, cell networks and sensors to give call centers a faster, ...
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Google, carriers begin enabling ELS on Android for more accurate location when calling 911

Google, carriers begin enabling ELS on Android for more accurate location when calling 911

7 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Mobile phones are notoriously bad at aiding emergency dispatchers in pinpointing your exact location. To address this, Emergency Location Service provides 911 with a more accurate location. Google is now launching this lifesaving technology on Android in the U.S. starting with T-Mobile.
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