Google expands Emergency Location Services in Android to the U.S.

Google's making it easier for 911 to find your location in an emergency

Google and T-Mobile team up for better 911 caller location data

ELS is now used in 14 countries and on 140,000 calls a day to quickly roll out help to those in emergency situations.

Google's partnering with RapidsSOS, T-Mobile, and West to bring ELS to the United States.

ELS indoor and outdoor location data relies on a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile networks, and sensors.

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In partnership with emergency technology company RapidSOS, we provide ELS location directly to emergency communications centers through their secure, IP-based data platform. "Today we're announcing the launch of ELS in the USA with RapidSOS, T-Mobile and West, to bring more accurate location more quickly to emergency centers". That leads to a major problem facing 911 operators, which is the ability to pinpoint the location of the caller. And it doesn't require a separate app or any configuration: "Your location is computed on the device and delivered directly to emergency providers, without passing through Google servers, and only when you explicitly call an emergency number", Google explains.

Google is finally expanding the life-saving Android Emergency Location Service it first debuted in 2016 to the US.

Once your location is found, Google never sees it.

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For those anxious about privacy, Google says ELS data is only seen by emergency service providers and a caller's location is not seen by any Google employee.

To take advantage of ELS on your Android device in the United States, you must be running Android version 4.0 or higher and be a T-Mobile subscriber. This deal is an indication that smartphone OS providers are enhancing the quality of location data that they transfer when a user calls 911. If your carrier supports the system then your location will automatically be forwarded directly to emergency services when you call them. The system is now available in 14 countries around the world, providing emergency centers with location data on more than 140,000 emergency calls per day. ELS may have taken a while to get here, but thank goodness it exists now.

Most 911 calls come from cell phones, but until recently mobile devices didn't share your precise location with emergency dispatchers. RapidSOS integrates with existing software at emergency centers in the U.S. to provide a faster, more accurate location with ELS.

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