iOS 11.3 to add support for Advanced Mobile Location
Written by: Sam Fenwick | Published:

Apple has announced that iOS 11.3 which will go live this spring, will include support for Advanced Mobile Location (AML), which automatically send a user's current location when making a call to emergency services in countries where AML is supported.

According to EENA (the European Emergency Number Association) AML offers an up to 4,000-fold improvement in caller location accuracy compared to the compared to the Cell-ID solution, with 85 per cent of calls being located in a radius of less than 50 metres.

EENA also states that in the UK, AML is supported by BT (which acts as the country’s Stage 1 public safety answering point – PSAP), and all of the country's mobile networks. On the handset side, it is currently supported by Android devices(beginning in July 2016), together with HTC, Sony, Alcatel and Samsung.

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