European Emergency Number Association Urges Apple to Integrate Advanced Mobile Location

European Emergency Number Association Urges Apple to Integrate Advanced Mobile Location

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The European Emergency Number Association is urging Apple to integrate Advanced Mobile Location for the safety of its customers. AML allows emergency services to accurately locate a caller in danger. Google integrated AML in June 2016 and the EENA says many lives have been saved as a result.

EENA reports that it has been trying to establish contact with Apple to work on a solution that automatically provides accurate location derived from iPhones to emergency services and rescuers. Unfortunately, with no result.

EENA recognises the efforts of Apple to improve the safety of their customers. The SOS functionality of the Apple Watch can automatically send the location of a caller to a specified contact. Nevertheless, this functionality should be extended to mobile phones, and the location should be sent to emergency services and rescuers as well – the people who primarily need this information. Recent news about the “panic command” on iPhones, including a location function, is also a step in the right direction. But it is not sufficient: accurate location information should be sent during all emergency calls.

EENA is calling on Apple "to integrate Advanced Mobile Location in their smartphones for the safety of their customers" and says it remains at the disposal of Apple to work together on a solution.


European Emergency Number Association Urges Apple to Integrate Advanced Mobile Location
Kornmehl - August 10, 2017 at 9:00pm
Stop selling iPhone in Europe until the Europeans see the foolishness of their ways. It should take them about five seconds to understand.
Big Brother Doen't Give Up Easily - August 10, 2017 at 9:10pm
Ha! The average European will understand in about 5 milliseconds. The Big Brothers (and Big Sister) who run the EU won't accept reality until after FREXIT (and perhaps SWEXIT).
Poor Steveie Jobie - August 10, 2017 at 4:44pm
Ban iPhone sales in Europe until they comply, should take them about 5 seconds to accept.
Neolm09 - August 10, 2017 at 4:56pm
Yeah you're probably right, but you see at Apple they pretend to care but in fact they really don't, all they care about is money
Raas Al Ghul - August 11, 2017 at 2:32am
Why are people posting childish comments all companies care about money personally I think Apple make a genuine effort to help the environment and care for customers that’s just my opinion.
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