"Communities rely on 911 centers in an emergency, and we believe they should have the best available technology at their disposal", said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, in a statement about the new feature.
The California based technology giant stated that it was teaming up with a NY based emergency technology company called RapidSOS for this new feature for iPhones that have the iOS12 operating system.
Apple also noted the FCC is requiring mobile operators to locate callers within 50 meters at least 80 percent of the time by 2021.
The analogue system often struggles to decipher the precise location of calls coming from digital devices, resulting in emergency responders sometimes being sent a mile or more from people asking for help.
Only the 911 calling centers will be able to see the data during the call, and none of it can be used for non-emergency purposes, according to Apple. When every moment counts, these tools will help first responders reach our customers when they most need assistance..
"911 telecommunicators do extraordinary work managing millions of emergencies with little more than a voice connection", Martin said in a prepared statement.
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Since 2015, Apple used Hybridized Emergency Location (HELO), a technology that estimates a mobile 911 caller's location using cell towers and on-device data sources (GPS, WiFi Access Points). Its location services exceed this requirement today, and now 911 centers will have access to the same accuracy. This will accelerate the deployment of Next Generation 911 for everyone, saving lives and protecting property..
"We understand that some people, when they do call, they're seeing something that's disastrous to them, and they're going to be panicking", said Stringer. Lives will be saved thanks to this effort by Apple and RapidSOS..
With the new software updates, this feature will also now be available to the 911 emergency responders now, rather than a few years down the line.
This particular move intends to improve the response time for emergency service in the dramatic manner and Apple states that the feature is set to be implemented by keeping in mind the matter of privacy.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Apple unveiled iOS 12 and detailed the software at WWDC 2018 earlier this month.
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