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01/11/2016

More accurate caller location in emergency services is possible

EE - Android Emergency Location (an AML technology) is fully operational in Estonia (Opinion)


Accurate caller location in case of an emergency call is one of the most significant pieces of information. Unfortunately, the caller location information provided by the mobile network operators (MNO) is often inaccurate and it needs more questions and time for call-taker to figure out the exact incident place.

At a time when different social media sites can locate a user with an accuracy of several meters it seemed for us in Estonian 112 unbelievable that there are no such solutions available for the emergency number.

In the last days of January 2016 it turned out that European Emergency Number Association (EENA) hard work has been fruitful and Google has developed more accurate caller location technology for all Android phones (Android Emergency Location).

 


 

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