New Android feature automatically sends accurate location data when you call the emergency services

July 27, 2016

Via: TechSpot

A new feature could soon be available for Android phones that helps emergency service providers accurately pinpoint your location when you dial 911 from a mobile device. It’s already available in the UK and Estonia, and Google said it is “actively engaging” to expand to other countries.

When someone dials the 999 or 112 in the UK, the emergency operators use a combination of GPS and cellular base station triangulation to locate the caller.

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