Google is expanding Emergency Location Service in Android to the US

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

Google announced ELS in Android back in 2016, explaining that it offers a faster, more accurate location to emergency communications centers when an Android user makes an E911 call.

According to the report, T-Mobile has been working with Google on the issue for about four years and the duo partnered with RapidSOS, just as Apple did in June, to help them send location information quickly to call centers.

The service uses GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile networks, and sensors to identify your location, both indoors and out, with the same accuracy as Google Maps.

The search giant and USA telecom have partnered with emergency technology providers RapidSOS and West to send emergency call centres information from Android's Emergency Location Services (ELS).

With the recent announcement, 911 call operators can easily pinpoint the location of Android phone users. Apple's new iOS 12 features a similar location-sharing feature for 911 calls.

Google Accepts Remotely Changing Settings On Android Phones; Apologizes For "Bug"
Google has apologised overnight through their official account in the PixelCommunity subreddit. One Reddit user responded: "Yeah the whole "we'll fix it guys" is not gonna fly on this one".

Emergency operators in the USA will soon be able to get more-accurate information about the location of Android phones used to dial 911. In each case, calling 9-1-1 from your smartphone will make it possible for emergency services to get your location through ELS directly, hopefully making the process a bit smoother.

Google has already rolled out ELS support in 14 other countries, so it has a few real-life examples where it's helped.

The search giant isn't the only one offering mobile device location data to 911 responders. If your carrier supports the system then your location will automatically be forwarded directly to emergency services when you call them. This enhanced location service already runs on 99 per cent of Android devices and now it will cut down the time it takes first responders to reach those who have called 911 in the US. The system is now available in 14 countries around the world, providing emergency centers with location data on more than 140,000 emergency calls per day.

Any emergency communications center can access data from the NG911 Clearinghouse today with RapidLite, a 100% free, secure, web-based tool for public safety agencies.

For T-Mobile, the integration with ELS will mean more accurate data, on top of its existing ways to share locations with emergency centres.

Related News:



Most liked

Klopp hails Salah’s desire to work for the team
The best news I have had in the last two weeks is how we have changed or reinvented again our defensive skills. I've said a few times, without the three forwards in running mode, we have no chance.

Huawei couldn't resist trolling Apple fans following biggest iPhone tradition
To pre-order one of the variants of the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max from Flipkart, head here . The overall price range is $449 to $1,449 now, up from $349 to $1,149 previously.

Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider mating 'party'
Reuters reports that giant spiderwebs recently started blanketing the shores of Aitoliko in western Greece. Greek local and photographer Giannis Giannakopoulos captured stunning photographs and a video of the webs.

Three babies and two adults stabbed at NY childcare centre
All of those injured were taken to hospital in "critical but stable condition", police said, and are expected to survive. A police officer stands guard at the house were five people were stabbed overnight, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in NY .

Rosenstein: 'Incorrect' NYT Story Came from Sources Biased Against DOJ
None of Rosenstein's suggestions were implemented, as far as the sources speaking to the Times are aware. In a statement to the newspaper, Rosenstein called the story "inaccurate and factually incorrect".

Taiwan police arrest Texas 3D gun man accused of sex with minor
Police said they reviewed hotel surveillance footage "showing the victim and Wilson exiting an elevator onto the seventh floor". The agency told BuzzFeed that because Wilson "lost a valid travel document, he no longer has a legal status to stay in Taiwan".

Quinnipiac Poll: Cruz Leads O'Rourke by 9 Points
Senator Dianne Feinstein held a 20-point lead state Senator Kevin de Leon, according to the poll. Latino voters were about one-fourth of the Texas vote for president in 2016.

Man accused of killing ISU student had lengthy criminal history
"This is a tragic and senseless loss of a talented young woman and an acclaimed student athlete", said Dr. The university's women's golf team withdrew from a competition in MI to return home to grieve her death.

Donald Trump's SC pick, sexual abuse accuser to testify
Judge and Kavanaugh both attended Georgetown Preparatory School, a private all-boys Catholic school in North Bethesda, Maryland. In "Wasted", Judge wrote about a character named "Bart O'Kavanaugh" who drank until he passed out, according to the Post.

A look at flooding before and after Florence
Through tears, she said she has survived hurricanes Floyd in 1999 and Matthew in 2016 but "this has been the absolute worst one". This year, the water broke the windows, leaving the pews a jumbled mess and soaked Bibles and hymn books on the floor.

Tupac Shakur Suge Knight manslaughter death jail sentence hip hop rap Compton
Knight's lawyers maintain he was acting in self-defence as he fled armed attackers when he ran over Mr Carter and Mr Sloan. Knight fled the scene, but the incident was captured on surveillance video .

Ontario MP Leona Alleslev quits the Liberals to join the Conservatives
As an MP, she has sat on the immigration and defence committees and served as chair of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association.

30 suffer nosebleed due to Jet Airways' staff negligence
Several commuters complained of severe headaches and at least 30 reported bleeding from their nose and ears. Only half of the people stranded at the airport got refreshments after repeatedly asking for it.

Kanye West Rants Against Drake, Nick Cannon Over Kim Kardashian Lyrics
He's also got beef with an unreleased Drake and Future song that featured lyrics saying, "I got 20 motherf**king Kylie's". Don't speak on nothing from my family and nothing that could even be mentioned with my wife.

Eagles Sign Wide Receiver Jordan Matthews
Matthews was three yards short of a 1,000-yard season in 2015 and has twice scored eight touchdowns in Philadelphia. However, he suffered a significant hamstring injury just before training camp and was subsequently released.