Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls [Video]

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How your iPhone could save your life: Apple reveals iOS 12 update to automatically share your location with 911 when you make an emergency callApple and RapidSOS working to send location from iPhone to a "clearinghouse"This will make location information accessible to emergency calling...

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How your iPhone could save your life: Apple reveals iOS 12 update to automatically share your location with 911 when you make an emergency call

  • Apple and RapidSOS working to send location from iPhone to a ‘clearinghouse’
  • This will make location information accessible to emergency calling centers
  • These changes will come as part of iOS 12, …

The iPhone's next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency response centers in the U.S

 Apple is trying to solve a problem caused by the technological mismatch between a 50-year-old system built for landlines and today's increasingly sophisticated smartphones

Apple is partnering up with NY startup RapidSOS to send location data from an iPhone to a 'clearinghouse' accessible to emergency calling centers

 An estimated 80 percent of roughly 240 million emergency calls in the U.S. this year will come from mobile phones, most of which are capable of precisely tracking where their users are. Emergency calling centers, however, don't get that detailed information from mobile 911 calls