Apple iOS 11.3 update: Iphone to Automatically Sends location To emergencey services
Apple iOS 11-3 Advance mobile Location has previously implemented other emergency-oriented features, including “Emergency SOS,” which calls local emergency numbers. Users can also add emergency contacts who will be alerted to an SOS emergency with a text message and a user’s current location. A separate feature — Medical ID — lets first responders access medical information, including allergies, conditions, weight, and medications, from the lock screen.
Apple iOS 11.3 features include support for Advanced Mobile Location (AML) to automatically send a user’s current location when making a call to emergency services in countries where AML is supported,” Apple wrote in a blog post.
The feature activates GPS and Wi-Fi services when someone calls any emergency number and then sends a text with the caller’s precise location to responders.
AML is not currently supported in the US, but iOS device users in the UK, Belgium, New Zealand, Sweden, Lithuania and some parts of Lower Austria can take advantage, according to The Verge.
Notably, all Android smartphones running Gingerbread Operating System (OS) and above support AML.
What is Advance Mobile Location(AML) ?
AML is a solution that provides location based data using your mobile phone to an accuracy of within 5 metres.
In an emergency services situation the technology can literally be a matter of life and death, enabling emergency services to be despatched immediately to your location without a word even being spoken.
If you’ve just committed a crime or are stupid enough to cheat on your partner well, for your sake I hope you didn’t have your mobile phone with you…
Seriously though given the information there are some very stringent privacy safeguards built into the technology ensuring only those with the proper access are able to access it. Phew.
How Advance mobile location(AML) Working ?
The location of a mobile phone can be determined using the service provider’s network infrastructure. The advantage of network-based techniques, from a service provider’s point of view, is that they can be implemented non-intrusively without affecting handsets. Network-based techniques were developed many years prior to the widespread availability of GPS on handsets. (See US 5519760, issued 21 May 1996 for one of the first works relating to this.)
The accuracy of network-based techniques varies, with cell identification as the least accurate and triangulation as moderately accurate, and newer “advanced forward link trilateration” timing methods as the most accurate. The accuracy of network-based techniques is both dependent on the concentration of cell base stations, with urban environments achieving the highest possible accuracy because of the higher number of cell towers, and the implementation of the most current timing methods.
One of the key challenges of network-based techniques is the requirement to work closely with the service provider, as it entails the installation of hardware and software within the operator’s infrastructure. Frequently the compulsion associated with a legislative framework, such as Enhanced 9-1-1, is required before a service provider will deploy a solution.
Why Apple Add This Feature Now ?
Apple adding support to iOS 11.3 will dramatically increase the number of users who can automatically report their location in the event of an emergency, and the move should prompt other countries to adopt support for the life-saving technology. Users on iOS tend to rapidly update their iOS versions, with Apple long retaining the crown for the fastest deployments of security, safety and other improvements.
Apple has previously implemented emergency locating features that work everywhere and don’t require governments to install special equipment. Apple Watch and iPhone can already send the user’s current, accurate location to any given contact using Siri voice commands, and it also supports Medical ID and the ability to dial emergency numbers without unlocking a device.
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