The European Emergency Numbers Association (EENA) issued a statement in which Apple praised Apple for integrating into the iOS operating system, number 11.3, one important function. According to the organization, over the next few years it will help save 7,500 lives. What is this function?
It is called "improved mobile geolocation" (AML) and is able to obtain more accurate data about the user's location, collecting information from GPS and Wi-Fi chips and transmitting them with maximum accuracy. Thanks to such an advanced positioning, emergency services will be able to quickly find a person and promptly provide him with the necessary assistance.
Last summer EENA called on Apple to equip its mobile devices with AML technology, and with the release of iOS 11.3 this request will be granted. As we know, at the moment this version of the operating system is available as a beta for developers.
And now a small spoonful of tar. Today AML technology works only in the UK, Estonia, Lithuania, Belgium, Iceland, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. Another 10 European countries are engaged in its testing, and the timing of the appearance of technology in Russia remains unknown.